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LIBRARY OF CONORESS 



LIST OF THE 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 
PAPERS 

IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 



COMPILED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF 

WORTHINGTON CHAUNCEY FORD 

CHIEF, DIVISION OF MANl'SCRIPTS 



WASHINGTON 

GOVERNMENT PRINTINc; OFFICE 

19 05 



L. C. rard, 5_20007 



0>lle>;:e 
Library 



PREFATORY NOTE 

In 1880 announcement was made in London that certain papers of 
Benjamin Franklin were to be sold at auction. The history of these 
papers was as follows: 

The}' " were bequeathed to WillianiTemplc Franklin by Dr. Franklin, 
and were used b}' him in the preparation of his edition of ' Memoirs 
of the life and writinos of Benjamin Franklin,' 3 vols.. London, s vo. 
[1818]; they bear ample evidence of his editorial work, a large (piaii- 
tity of matter having been struck out: in fact, in printing his grand- 
father's works, he seems to have proceeded on the idea of omitting 
everything which reflected on the British Ciovernment. Manv of the 
private letters and other papers are also unpublished. After the 
death of William Temple Franklin [in 1823] the papers were for some 
years in the possession of his landlord, a tailor, in London, who dis- 
posed of them, some thirt}' years back, to Mr. Henry Stevens, where 
they have since remained."" 

The sale was ordered b}' the executors of Charles Whittingham, to 
whom thej'^ had been pledged as security by Henry Stevens, a settle- 
ment of the Whittingham estjito being necessary. The public sale was 
postponed and the entire collection was offered at private sale to the 
United States Government. The purchase was consummated in 1882. 

The collection contained not onh' manuscripts of Franklin but also 
manv letters to him, state papers, diplomatic record books, and printed 
books and newspapers. At the time of the purchase a division was 
made, the manuscripts going to the Department of State, and the 
printed matter to the Lil)rary of Congress. And when the general 
transfer of the manuscripts was made by the Department of State to 
the Library of Congress, under the Executive order of March 9, 1903, 
the diplomatic records were retained in that Department. What is 
known as the "second series" was transferred, a collection bound in 
fourteen volumes, with a few additional pieces, such as the "Articles 
of Belief" and the letter to Strahan. In Senate Miscellaneous Docu- 
ment No. 21, 47th Congress, 1st session, was printed a list of the entire 
Stevens's collection of Franklin material; but that list is of little or no 
service to the student of history or the anti([uarian. The arrange- 
ment was defective and the manv errors in names and dates proved 
misleading. 

"Edward C. Biginore to T. F. Dwight, IH December, 1880. 



4 PREFATORY NOTE 

The following list, prepared b}^ Mr. John C. Fitzpatrick of this 
division, is not intended to be a full calendar, but is designed to indi- 
cate the principal subject-matter of each paper, and to note the use of 
the material bj^ John Bigelow (Writings of Benjamin Franklin, 10 
vols. New York: 1887-1888). The arrangement is strictly chrono- 
logical, and such Franklin manuscripts as were found in other collec- 
tions in the Library of Congress are inserted in their proper order in 
time. The calendar thus includes the whole of the second series of the 
Stevens's collection, with much other matter hitherto unlisted. An 
index will aid the investigator in locating a particular writer or sub- 
ject. The titles or offices attached to the names in the index are con- 
lined to those actually' held b}- the writers in the period covered by 
their letters or papers. 

I think it a fitting opportunit}" to explain the form of the calendar. 
The division has issued two most elaborate calendars of material in its 
possession, that of the Washington Papers, 1901, and that of the John 
Paul Jones, 1903. The Jones calendar contained 883 entries, and 
occupied the labor of an expert two full years to complete, allowance 
being made for interruptions. The Washington list demanded nearly 
the same amount of time and labor. The cost of calendaring is thus 
excessive, and frequently would exceed the value of the collection 
treated. Nor has experience shown the advantage of such minute 
descriptions of documents, the entry in the calendar sometimes con- 
taining more words than the document itself. The investigator can 
never be satisfied with an}^ summary of contents, but must refer to 
the original letter, and nothing short of a full publication can meet 
his needs. In place of a full calendar a partial one has here been made, 
in which only the leading names and subjects are noted. The names of 
the writer and of the person to whom written, the place and time of 
date and a brief reference to the matter of the paper — these are 
sufficient to serve as a general guide to the nature of the collection. 
The time saved is of importance, a few months sufficing for the prep- 
aration of such a partial calendar, and three or four collections can be 
made available within the same time as one collection formerly 
retjuin^d. 

WORTHINGTON ChAUNCEY FoRD 

Chief of Division of Manui^cripts 
HERBEiiT Putnam 

Lihrarian of Congress 

Washington^ January^ 1905 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 

Born at Boston. Jan. 17, 1706. 

1718. Printer's apprentice. 

1729. Editor and proprietor, Pcnnsj-lvania Gazette. 

I73r). Clerk, Pennsylvania Assembly. 

1737. Postmaster, Philadelphia. 

1748. Member Pennsylvania Common Council. 

1750. Member Pennsylvania Assembly. 

1751. Alderman, Philadelphia. 

1753. Deputy Postmaster-General of America. 

175-1. Pennsylvania delegate to Albany Congress. 

1755. General. Pennsylvania militia. 

1756. Colonel, Philadelphia militia. 

1757. Agent, Pennsylvania Assembly in England. 
1764:. Speaker, Pennsylvania Asnembly. 

Agent, of the State in England. 

1768. Agent, Georgia in England. 

1769. Agent, New Jersey in England. 

1770. Agent, Massachusetts in England. 

1775. President, Pennsylvania Conmiittee of Safety. 
Pennsylvania delegate to Continental Congress. 
Commissioner to Army at Cambridge. 
Commissioner to Canada. 

Member Secret Committee of Correspondence. 

Member Committee to draft Declaration of Independence. 

Postmaster-General of the United Colonies. 

1776. President, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention. 
U. S. Commissioner to France. 

1778. U. S. Minister Plenipotentiary to France. 

1781. U. S. Commissioner to negotiate peace with Great Britain. 

1785. President of Pennsylvania. 

1787. Pennsylvania delegate to Constitutional Convention. 

Died at Philadelphia, Apr. 17, 1790. 



REFERENCES TO COLLECTIONS OTHER THAN FRANKLIN 

A-D. = Adams-Duma.s Correspondence. 

T. J. = Thomas Jefferson CoUection. 

W. = Washington Collection. 

C. C. = Papers of the Continental Congress. 

J. = John Paul Jones Papers. 

M. = Robert Morris Papers. 

8. =Shippen Papers. 

The numerals in black-face type at the end of the entr}' indicates the 
locality of the paper in the Stevens volumes. 



THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 



1726 [Franklin, Benjamin,] Jounuil of Noyui^e from London 

July 22- to Philadelphia. Copy. 27 pp. 1-14 

Oct. 11 Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 1, 101 et seq. 

1728 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Articles of Belief and Religion. 

Nov. 20 A. D. 14 pp. 1 vol. 15.5X10.5 c. m. Con- 

temporary copy of same. 22 pp. 1vol. 16. 8 X 
10.7 c. m. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 1, 307. 

1728 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Epitaph for himself. 

1784 [Franklin] ''Adieu." 8ix line verse. Copies. 1 p. 2413 

Apr. 22 

1740 Fazakerly, N[icholas]. London. Opinion on question of 

Dec. 24 enlisting of servants in America. A. D. S. ? 

Marked "Copy." 15 

[1740] [Penn. Thomas.] [Philadelphia.] ToT[homas?] Jackson 

[London^]. Desputes between the Governor 
[George Thomas] and Assembly about defence of 
province and victualling troops; discharge of 
servants; attitude of Friends; French settlements 
near western boundary; Richard Partridge to 
soUicit the King for release of the servants; sup- 
port of Friends in England; Burlington meet- 
ing of Friends took upon itself to designate 
who should be members of the Assembly. Copy. 
2 pp. 15 

1743 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Cadwallader] 
Nov. 4 Colden [New York]. Colden's proposed new 

method of printing. Copy. 2 pp. 16 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 1, 481. 

1744 Franklin, B[onjaniinl. New York. To Cadwallader 
Apk. 5 Colden [Coldengham, N. Y.] Organization of 

a Philosophical Society [afterwards the Ameri- 
can Philosophical Society of Philadelphia]. Copy. 
2 pp. 17 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 2,1. 



10 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1745 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To ? Matri- 

JiNE 25 mony. Copy. 5 pp. Endorsed b}- Franklin: 

'•Old Mistresses Apologue." 18-19 

Also auto, draft initialed: B. F. 2 pp. 20 

1745 6 Partridge, Richard. London. To the Lords Committee 

Mak. 15 of Council [for Plantation Affairs, Whitehall]. 

iiecites charter rights of Pennsylvania, form of 

gov^ernment and prays for exemption of province 

from establishing a militia. D. S. 4 pp. 21 

[1747?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] To Cadwallader 

Colden [New York]. Andrew Baxter's book on 

the vis inertiae of matter. Auto, draft. 7 pp. 

2379-82 

Copy. 5 pp. 2383-86 

Clipping from Vaughan's edition of Franklin's 

^Yorks, as though written to Baxter. 8 pp. 

2386 88 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 2, 96, as written to Thomas 
Hopkinson. 

1747 8 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To James Logan, 

^^'^^- ' Trenton. Pass's opinion as to cost of casting 

cannon; favors purchasing from New England. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 21 

1750 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Cadwallader] 

JiNE 28 Colden [New York]. Lightning and electricitj\ 

Copy. 3 pp. 21 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1887. 2,165. 

1752-63 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Chronological record of services in 

Au(i. 1.3- the General Assembly [of Pennsylvania]. A. D. S. 

•• I'RiL— at beginning of document. 4 pp. 38 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1887. 3,220. 

1753 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [George White- 
JixK field, London]. Goodworks. Press copy of a 

transcript. 4 pp. 22-25 

Printed: Works (Sparks) Boston. 1838. VII, 74-77. 

1754 Franklin, Benjamin. Short hints towards a scheme for 
Jink 8 uniting the Northern Colonies. See: Alexander, 

James, to Cadwallader Colden. 1754, June ^. 
1754 Franklin, Benjamin, to James Alexander. See: Alexan- 

JtNK 8 der to Cadwallader Colden. 1754, June 9. 

1754 Alexander, rJame.^. New York. To Cadwallader Colden 

JiNE 9 [Coldengham, New York]. Observations on 

[Benjamin Franklin's] hints toward uniting the 
Northern Colonies. 
L i.NE J pranklin. Short hints towards a scheme for uniting the 
Northern Colonies. 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 11 

Junk 8 Franklin. To James Alexander. Ki'ciuestin^r opinions 
on above hint.s. 

JiNE 20 Golden. To Franklin. Enclosing,' his remarks on Frank- 
lin's scheme. 
Golden. Remarks on the Hints for a Scheme of Union. 
Copies. 8 pp. ^^ 

Printed with exception of Colden's letter to Franklin; Works 
(Bii?elo\v) N. Y. 1887. 2, Z4'^. 

1754 Golden, Cadwallader, to Franklin. Enclosing: remarks on 
June liO hints for a scheme of union. See: AU'xander, 

James, to Cadwallader Colden. 1754:, June W. 
[1754] [Franklin, Benjamin.] The Albany plan of union of the 

[July 10] Colonies. Articles adopted. Contemporary copy. 

3 pp. Endorsed by Franklin: '-Phm of a pro- 
posed Union of Massachusetts &c for their mutual 
Defence &c." ^^ 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 2, S-t-S. 

1755 Friends in Philadelphia. Philadelphia. To the Friends 
May 5 in London. Antagonism dis])layed in Pennsyl- 
vania to allowing Friends a voice in government: 
a discussion of their rights; misrepresentations by 
their enemies; request their aid in settling matters 
with the Proprietaries in London; Assembly's 
address to the King. Copy of original signed by 
Samuel Powell, Anthony Morris, Hugh Roberts, 
John Reynell, Saml Preston Moore, Israel Pem- 
berton, John Armitt, Thomas Rose. "Copy 
Examined by Isr: Pemberton." 4 pp. 26 

1755 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Edward Ship- 
May 24 pen, Lancaster. Road cutters. A, L. S. 1 p. S 

[17561 [Franklin. Benjamin.] Physical and meteorological obser- 

[-j^-lyS] vations. [Read before the American Philosoph- 

ical Society.] The properties of air. Auto, draft. 
9 pp. 2317-20 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1HS7. 2, 324. 

1756 Anonymous. Observation on a proposition to forbid in- 
|-De,.. ti] hal)itants of Pennsylvania from make treaties or 

corresponding with the Indians. Extract from 
Charter of Mar. -1, 1«580. Arguments against 
above proposed measure. 3 pp. 26 

1756 Bouquet, Henrv. Philadelphia. To [Lt.] GoV [William 

Dec 15 DennvJ of Pennsvlvania [Phila'.'J. Demands 

quarters for [Brig.] Gen. [Daniel] Webb, a bat- 
talion of the Royal Americans and other troops, 
with hospital completely eciuipped. Contempo- 

27 

rary copy. 1 p. 



12 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1757 Franklin, B[eniamin]. Memorandum respecting quarter- 
Jan. 20 ing of officers of arm}' in Philadelphia. Dissatis- 
faction of officers; Provincial Commissioners 
offered money in lieu of quarters; sum allowed 
according to rank; offer of private citizens. 
Auto, draft signed. 27 

1758 [Franklin, Benjamin]. To [James Logan, Trenton]. Has 
Sept. 16 inserted his name in list of subscribers to [John] 

Baskerville's Milton; Ministry is inclined to as- 
sume Proprietary powers [in Pennsylvania]; 
would like his sentiments on getting rid of the 
Proprietary government; [Thomas] Osborne is 
teazing to have the book account settled; would 
like to have [James] Short examine telescope be- 
fore he ships it [to Logan J ; defense of Council of 
Indian Walk purchase; asks how report happens 
to be signed only by L[ynford] Lardner. Auto, 
draft. 2 pp. Endorsed by Logan: "Separate 
notes reed. J any. 1759." 29 

1760 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. [London.] To [Mar}^] Stevenson, 

May 16 Wanstead [England]. Advice on reading. Copy. 

1 p. (half ms. and half print, from W. T. F's 
edition.) 32 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 3, 54. 

1760 [Hamilton, James.] [Philadelphia.] Amendments pro- 

Sept. 25 posed to act appointing agents to receive money 

granted by Parliament. Substitution of names 
of David jr and John Barclay for Robert Charles, 
and other changes including granting power to 
the Lt. Govf. to appoint a special committee of 
the Council. 
Sept. 26 Pennsylvania, Legislature. Answer of Assemblj^ to above 
amendments, agreeing to some, disagreeing with 
others. Copies attested by Chas. ]SIoore, Clk. of 
Assembh\ 2 pp. 33 

Printed: Penn". Provin'. Council Minutes. Harrisburg. 1S.^2. 8,501. 

1760 Pennsylvania, Legislature. Answer of Assembly to 

Sept. 26 amendments proposed. See: Hamilton, James. 

Amendments proposed to act appointing agents, 
etc. 1760, Sept. 25. 
1760 [Hamilton, James.] [Philadelphia.] Reply to answer of 

Sept. 27 Penn" Assembly respecting his proposed amend- 

ments to act appointing agents to receive money 
granted by Parliament. Agrees to Robert 
Charles appointment as agent; explains at length 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 18 

duty ami rights of (iovenior in disposition of 
money; does not contest point of official personnel 
of coniniitteo; adheres to rest of amendments. 
Cop3' attested b}' Chas. Moore, Clk. of Assemltly. 
2 pp. 34 

Printed: P(.'iiu«. Provin". Council Mimitfs. Harrisl)urK'. 1J<.VJ. s,.'>u-j. 

1760 [Pratt, Sir Charles.] [London.] Opinion on the Maryland 

Supply Bills [sent to Frederick Calvert, Lord 
Baltimore]. As to power of the Lower House 
to nominate officers; power of Upper House as 
to accounts; tax on nonjuror, nonresidents and 
imports; tenants, uncultivated land, plate, money 
and the Governor; advice to Lord Baltimore as 
to assumption of power l)y the Lower House. 
A. D. ? 2 pp. 30 

1760 Franklin, B[enjamin]. London. To John Baskerville 

[London]. Prejudice against his types. Copy. 
2 pp. With additional page of l)iographic'al 
memorandum of Baskerville. 31 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 3, 128. 

1761 Franklin, B[enjamin]. [London.] To Col. John Hunter. 
Oct. 9 Hampton, Virginia. Sorrow at the death of 

Hunter; estimate of his worth; condoles with 

' Polly] Hunter?]; settlement of estate. A. L. S. 

1 p. Addressed and franked l)y Franklin, 35 

1762 [Franklin, Benjamin] [London.] Essay on "Fire." Auto. 
June 21 draft. 3 pp. On third pag-e is a memorandum of 

various calls to he made, toys to be bought and 
other incidental and unimportant matter. 36-7 

Printeil: Works (Bigelow) N. V. ISS". ^^, 193. 

[1763?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] To Col. [Henry] 

Bouquet [Phila.]. Notifying him that things will 
be provided [for troops?]. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

2151 

[1763?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia] Memorandum of 

hospital, bedding- and barrack supplies for Col. 
[Henrv] Bouquet's troops. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 

2151 

1764 Massachusetts, Legislature, Committe(M)f Assembly. Bos- 

JiNEL'o ton. To I Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia]. Acts 

of Parliament relating to sugar trade, Stamj) 
duties and other taxes; [George] Grenville states 
that Ministry desire to consult the good will of 
the colonies; necessity of remonstrating against 
these measures; Massachusetts desires to unite 



14 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

with the several colonies in petitioning against 
measures. L. S. James Otis. Thomas Gush- 
ing. Oxenbridge Thacher. Thomas Gray. Edw. 
Sheaflfe. 2 pp. 42 

1764 F[ranklin] B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To Committee of 

Sept. 28 Massachusetts Assembly [Boston]. Acknowledg- 

ing letter of June 25 (q. v.); the House concurs 
in their view and has instructed the Provincial 
agent [in London] accordingly. Auto, draft. 
1 p. ^ 43 

1764 Pennsylvania, Committee of Correspondence. Philadel- 

Xov. 1 phia. To Richard Jackson [London]. Instruc- 

tions for his guidance respecting petitions of 
Assemblj' and Inhabitants on the Proprietary 
government; Benjamin Franklin has been ap- 
pointed to assist him; Joseph Fox is now Speaker 
of the Assembl}^ in place of Isaac Norris. L. S. 
Jos: Fox. Jos. Richardson. John Ross. Jon. 
Hughes. 3 pp. 44 

[1764] Pennsylvania, Inhabitants. [Philadelphia.] Petition to 

King [George III,] in Council praying for a dis- 
regard of petition of the Assembh^ to put an end to 
the Proprietary government. Draft. 2 pp. 41 

[1764] Pennsylvania, Legislature. [Philadelphia.] Petition of 

Assembly to King [George HI] to resume gov- 
ernment. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 2** auto, draft 
incomplete. 2 pp. 40 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 3, 303. 

1764-97 Hartley, James. Anecdotes of the militar\' life of Maj. 
Gen. James Hartley. 47 pp. 3128-39 

1766 Pennsylvania, Connnittee of Correspondence. Philadel- 

M.w 8 pliia. To Richard Jackson and Benjamin Franklin 

[London]. Instructions to secure confirmation of 
Assem])ly acts; law respecting poor of Phila- 
delphia; letters to be directed to Speaker of 
Committee of Correspondence, L. S. : Jos. Fox. 
Jos. Galloway. Jos. Richardson. Thos. Liv- 
crze}'. Isa. Pear.son. Giles Knight. 1 p. 48 

1766 Pennsylvania, Committee of Correspondence. Philadel- 

J'NK tj phia. To Richard Jackson and Benjamin Franklin 

I London]. Address of gratitude to King [George 
III] on repeal of Stamp Act; readiness of Province 
to comply with demands of Crown in granting 
monej' for general safet}^ of the Colonies; Prov- 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 15 

ince's grievances under Proprietary government. 
L. S.: Giles Knight. Thos. Liverzey. Joseph 
Galloway. Jos. Fox. Jos. Richardson. Isa. 
Pearson. 2 pp. *^ 

1766 Baynton, Wharton & Morgan, Philadelphia. To Bonja- 

AuG. 28 mill Franklin [London]. Repeal of Stamp Act 

and Franklin's examination before the House of 
Commons; [George] Croghan and Indian treaty 
at Fort Pitt; Sir William Johnson and Indian 
boundary question; settlers encroaching on 
Indian lands; [Maj. Gen. Thomas] Gage's attempt 
to drive them back; Croghan's visit to the Illi- 
nois; [Rich'.'] Neave and their Ohio insurance; 
will assist Mr. Sevells. U pp. L. S. of the 
firm. Endorsed by Franklin: ''Very important 
about the Boundarv to be urged with the min^' 

50-57 
1766 Pennsylvania, Committee of Correspondence. To Richard 

Sept. 20 .lacksonaiid Benjamin Franklin, [London]. Pro- 

hibition of trade with Ireland; prevention of 
grievances by watchfulness of provincial agents; 
paper currency. L. S.: Jos: Fox. Jos: Rich- 
ardson. Isa. Pearson. 3 pp. 58 
[1766?] [Franklin, Benjamin] [London.] Remarks on plan for 
reoulating Indian trade. Auto, draft. 6 pp. 45 

Printed: Worto (Bigelow) X. Y. 1837. 3, 476. The plan on which 
above remarks were written will be found in Pennv Archives. Phila. 
1853. 4, 182 et scq. 

1767 [Franklin, Benjamin]. Loudon. Prohil)ition in trade.^ 

July 7 Statement of a problem to elucidate conditions of 

retaliating trade prohibitions. A. D. 1 p. 59 
1767 Pennsylvania, Committee of Correspondence. Philadel- 

OcT. 17 phia. To Richard Jackson and Benjamin Franklin 

[London]. Transmission of news of Parliamen- 
tary proceedings; change from Proprietary to 
Royal form of Government; paper currency and 
American bills of credit; wine, fruit, oil and iron 
trade with European ports; remittance of duty 
on sugar from British West Indies; Royal ap- 
proval of acts; approbation of services. Con- 
temporary copy. 3 pp. 6® 
[1767 «] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Remarks on Judge [Sir Michael] 
Foster's argument in favor of right of impressing 
seamen. Draft. 22 pp. Partly in auto, of Frank- 
lin. 2251-58 

Printed: Work.s (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 4, /O. 



16 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

[1767 ? j [Franklin, Benjamin. ] Vindication of the Provincial paper 

money system. Copy of portion onl3^ 4 pp. 2148 

Printed in full: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 4, 79. 

[1767-8] F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. [London.] Petition to Parlia- 
ment against the practice of importing felons to 
America. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 2213 

Enclosed in: Franklin to the Pennsylvania Gazette, n. d. Printed: 
Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1880. 10, 120. 

1768. Franklin, B[enjamin]. London. To John Alleyne [Lon- 

AuG. 9 don]. Approves early marriages; congratulates 

him on his own and offers some advice. 5 pp. 

print. 62 

W. T. F's printers copy. Page from work.s with Ms. corrections. 

1768 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Examples of writing in his reformed 

[Sept. 26] mode of spelling. Quotations of two stanzas of 

poetry. 
Sept. 26 S[tevenson,] M[ary]. Kensington. To [Benja- 

min] Franklin [London]. The inconveniences of 
the new alphabet. 2 pp. of print, being pp. 471- 
472 of "copy from Vaughan's edition for W. T. 
F's edition." Above documents use the reformed 
mode of spelling. 66 

1768 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Scheme for a new alphabet and re- 

[Sept. 26] formed mode of spelling. 5 pp. of print. " Cop}' 

from Vaughans edition for W. T. F's edition," 
being pp. 467-68-69-70 and Table of Reformed 
Alphabet to face p. 470. 63-4-5 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 4,198-20.5. 

This document is dated by Stevens Sept. 28, which is obviously too 
late, as Miss Stevenson used this alphabet in writing to Franklin 
Sept. 2G. 

1768 Franklin, B[enjamin]. London. To [Mary Stevenson, Ken- 
Sept. 28 sington]. Answering her objections to the in- 
conveniences of the new alphabet. 6 pp. 67-69 

W. T. F's printers copy. Page from works with Ms. corrections. 

[1768?] F[ranklin,J B[enjamin]. [London] To Michael CoUinson 

[London] Instances of the zeal of late Peter Col- 
linson in promoting knowledge. 1 p. with Ms. 
biogi'iiphicul note of Peter CoUinson. 61 

W. T. F's printers copy. Page from works with Ms. corrections. 

1769 Pennsylvania, Legislature, Assembly Committee. Phila- 
Apr. 18 dclphia. To Richard Jackson and Benjamin 

Franklin [London]. Account of seizure of wine 
by rioters; various laws awaiting royal approba- 
tion or dissent. L. S. : Jos. Galloway, Speaker. 
Jam^ Pemberton. Jos. Richardson. 2 pp. 70 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPER>i IT 

1769 Swift, Joseph and others. Philadelphia. To David Bar- 

Ji NE 5 clay jr. and others, London. Resolutions of New 

York Asseml)ly; non-importation agreements of 
Virginia, Maryland and other colonies; tax on 
tea. L. S. : Joseph Swift. Alex** Huston. John 
Rhea. John Cox jun! Thomas Mifflin. James 
Mease. William West. Dan! Benezet. John 
Reynell. Abel James. Henry Drinker. Jere*." 
Warder. Tench Francis. Thomas Fisher. Ad- 
dressed to: David Barclay jr., Daniel Mildred, 
Thomas Powell, Dennis de Berdt, Richard Neave, 
& William Neale. 2 pp. 71 

1767-69 Franklin, Benjamin. List of papers in Goddard's Penn- 

j-j^jj l^3_ sylvania Chronicle written by. Dates of appear- 

JuNE 9 ance of articles and pseudonym over which each 

appeared. Copy. 1 p. 170 

[17691 Walpole, Thomas, John Sargent, Benjamin Franklin and 

|-juxe] Samuel Wharton. Memorial to the Lords Com- 

missioners of the Treasury to purchase lands [on 
the Ohio] for themselves and associates. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. C. C. 41, 10, 473 

See: WorlTs (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888, 10, 346. 

1770 Boston, Committee. Boston. To Earl of Rochford 

Mar. 23 [Whitehall]. Depositions relative to the Boston 

massacre; public hearing at Faneuil Hall; [Wil- 
liam] Sheaffe and [Bartholomew] Green in attend- 
ance; [John] Robinson's embarkation with Capt. 
Robson for London; safety of Commissioners of 
Customs; withdrawal of troops. L. S.: James 
Bowdoin. Saml. Pemberton. Joseph Warren. 
3 pp. 73 

ITiiited: Kidder's Hist, of Boston Massacre, p. Ill, as to tlie Duke 
of Richmond. 

1770 Pownall, J[ohn]. Whitehall. To [Benjamin] Franklin 
July 14 [London]. Summons to appear before the Lords 

Commissioners of Trade and Plantations on 18'" 
inst. in regard to laws passed by Pennsylvania in 
1769. L. S. 1 p. _ 74 

[1770?! Anonymous. Verses on Benjamin Fnuiklhrs inverting 

stove. Copy. 2 pp. 72 

I'nnted Works (Sparks) Boston. ls;5s. VII. JTii. 

1771 Galloway, Joseph. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Franklin 
Apj, 5 [London]. Transmitting petition of House of 

Representatives of Pennsylvania to King [George 
111] respecting unrepealed duties. L. S. 1 p. 

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1771 Franklin, B[enjamin]. London. To Humphrey Marshall, 

Apk. 22 West Bradford [Pennsylvania]. Frugality of the 

American people and encouragement of manu- 
factures. Facsim. of A. L. S. (2 copies.) En- 
closed in Franklin, Ledger of Post-Office accounts 
1775-78. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1S8S. 10, 315. 

Small, W[illiam?j. Birmingham. To [Benjamin Franklin, 
London]. Cause and theory of colds. A. L. S. 
3 pp. ' 77 

Printed: Works (Sparks) Boston. 1838. VI, 339-41. 

Pennsylvania, Legislature, Assembly- resolve appointing 
Benjamin Franklin Pennsylvania agent in Great 
Britain for ensuing year and [Joseph] Fox, [Sam- 
uel] Rhoads, [Thomas] Livezey, [William] Rod- 
man, [Isaac] Pearson, [Abel] James & [Joseph 
Galloway] a Committee of Correspondence. 
" Extract from the Journals. Chas. Moore, Clk. 
of Assembly." 1 p. Endorsed: "Appointment 
of Dr. F. Agent for Pennsy for the j^ear 1771 
and 72 and 1774." 78 

1771 Pennsylvania, Committee of Correspondence. Philadel- 
^^^"^- 1^ phia. To Benjamin Franklin, London. Concil- 
iatory disposition of Parliament and American 
representation therein. L. S. : Jos: Galloway. 
Jos. Fox. Saml. Rhoads. Abel James. W™ 
Rodman. Isa. Pearson. 1 p. 79 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Craven St. To [Francis] Maseres 
[London]. Life annuities in Holland. Auto, 
draft signed. 2 pp. 80 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 4, 490. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] London. To Govl [William] 
Franklin of New Jersey. Exercise. Copy. 
2 pp. 81 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1887. 4. 497. 

Cavendish, H[enry] and others. London. Report to the 
Royal Society on lightning conductors for the 
powder magazines at Purtlect. Description of 
Vjuildings and reconmiendations for their protec- 
tion. Auto, draft of Franklin, and noted by him 
as having l)een signed by II. Cavendish, William 
Watson, B. Franklin, J[ohnJ Robertson. 4 pp. 82 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) K. Y. 1887. 4, 602. 

1772 Franklin, B[enjamin]. London. To Anthony Benezet, 
Aug. 22 Philadelphia. Slavery and the English Guinea 

trade. Copy. 1 p. 83 



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(Biojiiaphiciil note of lionezct added in a dif- 
ferent hand and at a very nmch later date.) 

I'rintcd: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 18h7. 4. Ml. 

Franklin, B[enjaniin|. London. To Dr. [Jo>?ephJ Priest- 
ly [London], floral algebra. Copy, '.i pp. 84 

rrintt'd: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 18H7. I, .Wi. 

Pennsylvania, Legislature. Assembly resolve appointing 
[SanmelJKlioads, [Stephen] Shoemaker, [William] 
Rodman, [Isaac] Pearson and the Speaker [Joseph 
Galloway], a committee of correspondence for the 
ensuing year and Benjamin Franklin agent for 
the Province in Great Britain. *' Extract from 
the Journals. Chas. Moore, Clk. of Assembly." 
1 p. 85 

1772 Pennsylvania, . Committtee of Correspondence. Philadel- 

OcT. 16 phia. To Benjamin Franklin [London]. Gen- 

eral instructions; salary granted. L. S. : Jos: 
Galloway, Saml. Rhoads, St. Shoemaker. ^^'"'. 
Rodman, Isa. Pearson. 2 pp. 86 

1772 Marshall, William. Philadelphia. To [Benjamin] Frank- 

^^^"^- ^^ liii [London]. Consciencious scruples of Scotch 

Presbyterians against taking oaths in form pre- 
scribed; petitions for exemption; requests his 
influence with the King in their favor. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 87 

1772 Franklin, Benjamin. To Thomas Cushing. See: Frank- 
DEt- 2 Jin, Extracts from correspondence, 1772-3, Dec. 

2-Dec. 31. 2. 
[1772?! Franklin, Benjamin. Memorandum regarding petition and 

attempts to .see [Wilis Hill] Lord Hillsborough. 
A. 1). 1 p. 261 

1773 Franklin, Benjamin. To Thomas Cushing. Sec: Frank- 
J-^^- -^ liu, Extracts from correspondence, 1772-3, Dec. 

2-Dec. 31. 3. 
1773 Franklin, Benjamin. To Thomas Cushing. See: Frank- 

^i-^K- <> lin. Extracts from correspondence, 1772-3, Dec. 

2-Dec. 31. 7. 
1773 Franklin, Benjamin. To Thomas Cushing. See: Frank- 

Mak. 9 lin. Extracts from correspondence, 1772-3, Dec. 

2-Dec. 31. 6. 
l<j<j^ Cushing, Thomas, Boston. To Benjamin Franklin. Lou- 

Mar. 24 don. Making copies of tiie Hutchinson hitters; 

temper of the people; attitude of the Ministr}^; 



20 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

petitions to the King- to be laid before Lord [Wil- 
liam Legge, Earl of] Dartmouth. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

154-5 

So much of above as relates to the Hutchinson letters is printed as 
a quotation in Franklin's account of connection with affairs of Hutch- 
inson letters. See: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 390. 

1773 Gushing, Thomas. To Benjamin Franklin. See: Franklin, 

;\1^R 24 Extracts from correspondence, 1772-3, Dec. 2-31. 

i. 

2773 Gushing, Thomas, Boston. To Benjamin Franklin [Lon- 

Apr. 20 don]. The Hutchinson letters; controversy be- 

tween the Governor and legislature upon the 
supreme authority of Parliament; action of Vir- 
ginia; pay of colonial agents and Lord [William 
Legge, Earl of] Dartmouth; public and private 
commvinications. A. L. S. 4 pp. 158-159 

So much of above as relates to the Hutchinson letters is printed as 
a quotation in Franklin's account of connection with affairs of Hutch- 
inson letters. See: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1887. 6, 390. 

J773 Gushing, Thomas. To Benjamin Franklin. See: Franklin, 

Apr. 20 Extracts from correspondence, 1772-3, Dec. 2- 

Dec. 31. 5. 
1773 Gushing, Thomas. To Benjamin Franklin [London]. 

Apk. 22 Transmitting pamphlets of speeches of the Gov- 

ernor [Thos. Hutchinson] and answers of the Leg- 
islature. A. L. S. 1 p. 162 
Gushing, Thomas. To Benjamin Franklin, London. The 
question of the supreme authority of Parliament 
over the colonies. A. L. S. 2 pp. 164 
Franklin, Benjamin. To Thomas Gushing. See: Franklin, 
Extracts from correspondence, 1772-3, Dec. 2- 
Dec. 31. 8. 
Gushing, Thomas. To Benjamin Franklin, London. [Jon- 
athan Shipley,] Bishop of St. Asaph's sermons; 
the Hutchinson letters; secrec3' and action of the 
House [of Representatives]; Dr. [Samuel] Cooper 
and another the onh^ ones who know the source 
from whence they came; William Storey sus- 
pected; [John] Hancock's announcement of receipt 
of copies; Hutchinson's usefulness at an end. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 167-68 

Parts of above relating to the Hutchinson letters are printed as 
quotations in Franklin's account of connection with affair of Hutch- 
inson letters. See: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1887. 5, 392. 

1773 Cooper, Samuel. To Benjamin Franklin. See: Franklin, 

JrNE 14 Extracts from correspondence, 1772-3, Dec. 2- 

Dec. 31. 13. 



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1773 Massachusetts. Legislature. House of Representatives. 

J^-"^'^ 1'^ Resolve respecting the Hutchinson letters. See: 

Franklin. Account of connection with affair of 
Hutchinson letters. 1772-3. 
[Gushing, Thomas], Boston. To Benjamin Franklin or 
Arthur L(m\ London. Transmitting- report on 
the Hutchinson letters. A. L. 172 

Gushing, Thomas, Boston. To Benjamin Fi-anklin, [Lon- 
don.] Liformation of his conversation with Lord 
[William Legge, Earl of] Dartmouth given to 
House [of Representatives]; supreme authority 
of Parliament over colonies; letter to [William] 
Bollan or himself from Legislature to be for- 
warded to Dartmouth; Gov"" [Thomas Hutchin- 
son's] speech and answer of House. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 174 

Duplicate L, S. 2 pp. 176 

[1773] Massachusetts, Legislature, House of Representatives. 

[Jl-^'E ] Petition of King George HL See: Franklin, 

Account of connection with ati'air of Hutchinson 
letters. 1772-3. 

Printed copy of above petition, 134-35 and 137-8. 

F[ranklin,] B[enjamin.] London. To [Samuel] Mather 
[Boston]. Rights of Parliament in America. 
Cop3^ 2 pp. 178 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1887. 5, 183. 

Franklin, Benjamin. To Thomas Gushing. See: Franklin, 
p]xtracts from correspondence. 1772-3, Dec. 2- 
Dec. 31. 9 

Gushing, Thomas. To Benjamin Franklin. See: Franklin, 

Extracts from correspondence. 1772-3, Dec. 2- 

Dec. 31. 10 
Franklin, Benjamin. To Sanmel Gooper. See: Franklin, 

Extracts from correspondence. 1772-3, Dec. 2- 

Dec. 31. 13 
Franklin, Benjamin. To Thomas Gushing. See: Franklin, 

Extracts from correspondence. 1772-3, Dec. 2- 

Dec. 31. 11 
F[ranklin,j B[enjamin], London. To Sanmel Danforth 

[Gaml)ridge, Mass.] Longing for America. 

Gopy. 1 p. 180 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1S87. 5, 'iCJ. 

Franklin, Benjamin. To John Winthrop. See: Frank- 
lin, Extracts from correspondence, 1772-3, Dec. 
2-Dec. 31. 15 



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1773 Bowler, Metcalf . Newport. To Thomas Gushing [Boston]. 

Aic. 20 Requests the original letter from G[eorge] Rome 

to Thomas Motfat that the House may prosecute 
writer as he deserves. Enclosed in Gushing to 
Franklin 1773, Sep. 18, q. v. L. S. 1 p. 182 
Franklin, B[enjamin]. To Earl of Dartmouth. See: 
FrankUn, Benjamin. Account of connection 
with affair of Hutchinson letters, 1772-3. 

Note: Clippings of above letter from early edition of Franklin's 
Works, 132 and 137. 

Gushing, Thomas, Boston. To Benjamin Franklin [Lon- 
don]. Duplicate of letter of Aug. 26 [186-88 
q. v.] A. L. S. with postscript dated: Sep. 18 — 
relative to request that letter of G[eorge] Rome 
be sent to [Metcalf] Bowler or Henr}^ Marchant; 
decision of King in Gouncil as to judges salaries. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 190-92 

1773 Dartmouth, [Earl of]. Sandwell. To Benjamin Franklin 

Ai'G. 25 [London.] Address of Massachusetts House of 

Representatives to King; disposition of people of 
America toward Mother Gountry. A. L. S. 
1 p. ' 184 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 406. 

1773 Gushing, Thomas, Boston. To Benjamin Franklin [Lon- 

AuG. 26 don]. Petitions and remonstrances of colony and 

Lord [William Legge, Earl of] Dartmouth's as- 
surance; interest of the other colonies; question 
of Parliament's supreme authority; removal of 
Governor [Thomas Hutchinson] and Lt. Gov- 
ernor [Andrew Oliver]. L. S. 3 pp. 186-88 
1773 Gushing, Thomas. To Benjamin Franklin [London]. Du- 

Sep. 16 plicate of postcript of Sep. 18 to letter of August 

22 L. S. with postcript dated: Dec. 11 — relative 
to a second request of Metcalf Bowler's for let- 
ter of G[eorge] Rome. A. L. S. 1 p. 200 
Gushing, Thomas, to Benjamin Franklin. See: Gushing 

to Franklin 1773. Aug. 22. 
Rhoads, Sanuiel. To Benjamin Franklin, London. Send- 
ing record of proceedings of Assemblv. A. L. S. 
1 p. ' 194 

Gooper, Sanuiel, to Benjamin Franklin. See: Franklin. 
Extracts from correspondence, 1772-3, Dec. 2- 
Dec. 31. n 
Pownall, J|ohn]. Whitehall. To Glerk of [Privy] Gouncil. 
Petition of Massachusetts House of Representa- 



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tives to King, compliiinint^- of Gov. [Thomas] 
Hutchinson and Lt. Gov!^ Andrew Oliver pre- 
sented to Lord [William Lootro. Earl of] Dart- 
mouth by [Benjamin] Franklin has l»oen ordered 
before the Council. Clipping from early edition 
of Franklin's Works. 137 

1773 Gushing, Thomas. Boston. To Benjamin Franklin [Lon- 

Dec. 10 don]. Arrival of tea in certain vessels consigned 

to certain merchants; feeling of the colonies and 
opposition to the tax; introduces .lohn Sprague. 
Marked: "(Private)" A. L. S. 3 pp. 196-8 
1773 Gushing, Thomas. To Benjamin Franklin [London]. L. S. 

Dec. 10 duplicate of preceding entry with auto, signed 

postscript dated: Dec. 21 — Tea has been de- 
stroyed; refers him to Dr [Hugh] Williamson for 
particulars. 4 pp. 204-6 

1773 Gushing, Thomas, to Benjamin Franklin. See: Cushing 

Dec. 11 to Franklin 1773, Sep. 16. 

1773 Gushing, Thomas, Sanmol Adams, -lohn Hancock and Wil- 

Dec. 21 liam Phillips. Boston. To Benjamin Franklin 

[London]. Unconstitutional exercise of Parlia- 
mentary power; feeling in the colon v; arrival of 
tea ships; town meetings etc.; destruction of tea. 
L. S. 3 pp. [Signatures mutilated] Endorsed: 
"Papers relating to Hutchinson's Letters Sec." 

208-10 

1773 Franklin, B[enjamin.] To the Printer of the Public Ad- 

Dec. 25 vcrtiser [London] Declaration. See: Franklin, 

Benjamin. Account of comiection with atiair of 
Hutchinson letters. 1TT2-3. 

Printed copy of above, ISi!. 

1772-3 Franklin. B[enjamin. ] Extracts from correspondence relat- 

I>Ec.J- _ i„(r to Hutchinson and Oliver's letters. 

(1) A))surdity of claim that he attempted to 
conceal his name in letter of Dec. 2, 1772. [This 
portion F'ranklin afterwards crossed over with 
red ink. The substance of it but in diti'erent 
words appears in the other two drafts, U-i and 
120 of the F'ranklin Papers, q. v. and in the later 
form is printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 
5, 386.] 

(2) Dec. 2, 17T2.— Franklin to [Thomas Gush- 
ing.] Extract of letter transmitting the Hutch- 
inson and Oliver letters with his caustic comments 



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thereon; they maybe shown to [James] Bowdoin, 
[James] Pitts, [Charles] Chaunce}^, [Samuel] 
Cooper, [John] Winthrop and others. 

(3) Jan. 5, 1773.— Franklin to [Thomas Cush- 
ing.] Extract proving that Franklin never sent 
an anonymous communication to Boston. 

(4) Mar. 24, 1773.— [Cushing, Thomas] Ex- 
tract of letter to Franklin. Copying of the 
Hutchinson letters. 

(5) Apr. 20, 1773.— [Cushing] to Franklin. Ex- 
tract relative to copying or retaining the letters. 

(6) Mar. 9, 1773.— Franklin to Cushing. Ex- 
tract relating to keeping the people quiet. 

(7) May 6, 1773.— Franklin to Cushing. Ex- 
tract as further proof of no attempt to conceal 
his name. 

(8) June 2, 1773, and June 4. — Franklin to Cush- 
ing. Extract relative to permission to copy or 
publish letters. 

(9) July 7, 1773.— Franklin to Cushing. Ex- 
tract. Cannot obtain leave to have letters copied 
but they may be shown to any one. 

(10) July 14, 1773.— [Cushing] to Franklin. 
Extract relating to secrecy and attempts to pre- 
vent letters becoming generally known; printed 
copies circulated in the Massachusetts House of 
Representatives. 

(11) July 25, 1773.— Franklin to [Cushing]. 
Extract respecting use of his name in connec- 
tion with letters. 

(12) [June 14, 1773.]— Cooper, Samuel to 
Franklin. Extract respecting secrecy of Frank- 
lin's name. 

(13) July 25, 1773.— Franklin to Cooper. Ex- 
tract denying that he placed restriction on the 
use of his name. 

(14) Nov. 10, 1773.— Cooper to Franklin. Ex- 
tract admiring Franklin's openness in the affair. 

(15) July 25, 1773.— Franklin to [John Win- 
throp]. Extract regarding rights of colonies, 
their growing strength and dependence of mother 
country thereon. 

(16) Dec. 31, 1773.— [Winthrop, John] to Frank- 
lin. Extract relative to agitation in America 
over evident purpose of Ministry to subject 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 25 

people; petition.s and results: duty on tea and 
disturbances; consequences feared. Auto, draft. 
8 pp. 92-93 

(This ms. is apparently the extracts made to be inserted at places 
marked in the: Account of Franklin's connection with affair of Hutch- 
inson letters. 1772-3. These extracts in connection with that docu- 
ment do not make up the complete -Account " as printed by Bigclow 
and others, being lacking in the Report of the Committee of the Mass. 
House of Reps, of June 15, 1773. the Petition to the King and certain 
other documents.) 

The complete tract is printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 18«7. 5 
378-416. 

1773 Winthrop, John to Benjamin Franklin. See: Franklin. 

^^^'- '^^ Extracts from correspondence. 1772-3, Dec. 2- 

Dec. 31. 

1772-3 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Account of connection with aliair of 

Hutchinson letters. Auto, draft. 16 pp. 88-91 

(This ms. is the running narrative of the explanatory tract prepared 
by Franklin for publication, the various letters, resolves, petitions 
etc., quoted are not here given but the places for their insertion are 
marked. The document was not published by Franklin and first 
appeared in print in Temple Franklin's edition of the Works.) 

The complete tract, with all insertions, etc., properly placed, is 
printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 378-116, with minor verbal 
variations from this ms. 

1772-3 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Account of connection with atiair 

of Hutchinson letters. Cop}-. 26 pp. 94-119 

(This ms. is a copy of the original drafts, 88-91; 92-93 and 120-131 
q. V. made, apparently, for W. T. Franklin's Memoirs, and, with the 
exceptions of the Mass. House of Reprs. petition to the King, Frank- 
lin's letter to Dartmouth, Aug. 21, 1773, and Dartmouth's answer, 
Aug. 25, and the card inserted in the Public Advertiser after the 
Whately-Temple duel, contains all extracts of letters, copies of 
papers, etc., etc., properly placed.) 

The complete tract is printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 
378-116. 

1772-3 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Account of connection with atiair 

of Hutchinson letters. Copy. 23 pp. 120-131 

(Thisms. is the major portion of what .seems to have been the final 
draft of the "Account." The first pages are mi.ssing and it begins 
abruptly in the midst of Franklin's refutation of the charge that he 
endeavored to conceal his identity. From this point it is complete to 
the end. all excerpts, papers quoted, etc., being given.) 

The complete tract is printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 
378-416. 

[1773?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [London.] To Dr [John] Ingen- 

housz, [Vienna]. Answers to tjueries respecting^ 
electricity. Auto, draft. 4 pp. 2203 

Printed Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5,165. 

[1773?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Notes on catching oold. Auto, 

draft. 11 pp. . 139-153 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 154-165. 

1774 Mauduit, Israel. [London] Petition to Lords Committee 

J^^- 10 of Privy Council for Plantation Atfairs. Pray- 

ing to be heard on address of Massachusetts 



26 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

House of Representatives presented b}^ Benjamin 
Franklin, Clipping from earlj^ edition of Frank- 
lin's Works. 138 
1774 Franklin, Benjamin. Examination before Committee of 

Jan. 11 the Privv Council on aflfair of Hutchinson letters. 

Jan. 29 Report of committee upon petition of Massa- 

chusetts House of Representatives. Clipping 
from earl}^ edition of Franklin's works. 138 

Printed- Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 306. 

[1774?j Walpole, [Thomas?] London. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

Jan. 24 [London]. Form of a letter. A. L. S. in 3'' 

person. 1 p. 1009 

1774 Massachusetts. Legislature, House of Representatives. 

Jan. 29 Petition to King. See: Franklin, Benjamin. 

Examination before Committee of Privy Council, 
1774, Jan. 11. 
1774 Franklin, Benjamin. London. To Dean [Josiah] Tucker 

Fer. 12 [Gloucester]. Franklin's endeaA^or to be ap- 

pointed stamp agent in America. 
Feb. 21 Tucker, J[osiah]. Gloucester. To Franklin. Reply to 
above. 4 pp. Contemporary copies. 212-14 

Printed Worlcs (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 285-6. 

Franklin, Benjamin. London. To Dean [Josiah] Tucker 
[Gloucester]. Stamp agency in America. Con- 
temporary cop3 . 2 pp. 216 

Printed Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 287. 

Tucker, J[osiah]. Gloucester. To [Benjamin] Franklin 
[London]. Stamp agency in America. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. 218 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5,287. 

Georgia, Legislature, Assembly. Resolves respecting con- 
duct of Benjamin Franklin as agent of Georgia 
and his reappointment. Certified copy from 
Journals: " Rich^ Cuny"?" Crooks, elk" [of Assem- 
bly] 9 pp. 234-242 

Enclosed in letter of Com" of Honse to Franklin 1774, Mar. 14. ((j.v.) 

1774 Franklin, Benjamin. London. To Deun [Jo.siah] Tucker 

Feb. 26 [Gloucester]. Stamp agency. Contemporay 

cop3'. 8 pp. At close in Franklin's autograph 

is following: "Feb. 7, 1775. No answer has yet 

been received to the above Letter. B. F." 

220-226 

Printed- Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5,288. 

1774 Young, William and others. Savannah. To Benjamin 

Mar. 14 Franklin [London]. Appointment as agent of 



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the province. L. S.: WiUiii. Yoim^;. N. W. 
Jones, Joseph Clay, Thos Shrudor, Siunl. Farley, 
T. Netherolift, D. Zubly jr. 4 pp. 244 

Printed: Works (BiKelow) N. Y. 18H7. 5, 33)i. 

1774 Pownall, [John]. Whitehtill. To Be.ijamin Franklin 

Apk. 21 [London]. Requests his authority for actino- as 

agent for Pennsylvania. A. L. S. in 3^ person. 
Franklin, Benjamin, to Pownall. Quotes resolution of 
Pennsylvania Assembly appointing him agent. 
A. L. S. in 8'' person. In pencil. 1 p. 246 

[1774] Franklin, Benjamin [London]. To (.lolin] Pownall [White- 

[Afr. 21] hall]. Quoting resolution of Pennsylvania As- 

sembly appointing him agent for the Province. 
A. L. S. in 3- person. Written in pencil at bot- 
tom of note: Pownal to Franklin of same date, 
q. v. 
1774 Pownall, [John.] " Plan: Office.*' To Benjamin Franklin 

Apr. 26 [London]. Laws of Pennsylvania are under dis- 

cussion by the Lords Commissioners of Trade and 
Plantations but Franklin's presence ha.s not been 
requested. 1 p. ^^^ 

1774 Philadelphia, Committee of Correspondence. Philadelphia. 

May 21 To Boston Committee. The sense of the city 

regarding the tax on tea and taxation of colonies 
in general; non-importation and exportation agree- 
ments; suggestion of union of colonies to petition 
Kinff for redress of grievances. Copy. 3 pp. 
^ 250 

1774 Anonymous. Extract of a letter from Philadelphia. The 

j.sE 10 Boston Port Bill: formation of a union of the 

Colonies. 2 pp. ^^^ 

1774 Franklin, B[enjamin]. London. To [Dr. Barbeu] Du- 

AuG. 20 »»ourg [Ptiris]. Introducing Dr. [Joseph] Priestly. 

[AUG.20J Franklin to [Johann David n Hahn [Germany]. Intro- 
ducing Dr Priestly. 
Franklin to Secretary of Batavian Society, Rotterdam. 

Introducing Priestly. 

Franklin to Prof. Allemand. Smoothing the sea with oil; 

introducing Priestly and sending pamphlet to 

Count Bentinck. Auto, drafts. 3 pp. 252 

1774 Pennsylvania, Legislature, Assembly resolve appointing 

Oct. 15 Benjamin Franklin agent for the Province for 



Aug. 21 
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ensuing year. "' P^xtmct from the Journals Chas 
Moore Clk. of Assembly." 1 p. 254 

A. D. S. of Moore of same. 255 

1774 Continental Congress. Petition to the King, for redress of 

OtT. 26 grievances. Recital of same, etc. Copy of orig. 

and signatures of 51 delegates. 10 pp. with date, 
endorsement and note of states from which dele- 
gates came, in Franklin's handwriting. 256-260 

Printed; Force, Amer. Arch., 4th Ser., I, 934, and in the Journals of 
the Continental Congress (1904), I, 115-121. 

Note in liandwritingof W. T. F. that above was sent to Paul Went- 
worth, Dr Benja. Franklin, Wm. Bollan, Arthur Lee, Edmund Burke, 
and Chas. Garth. 

1774 Thomson, Charles. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Franklin, 

Oct. 26 London. Forwards Petition of Congress to 

King; [Thomas] Cashing has sent Franklin copy 
of proceedings A. L. S. 1 p. On outside is: 
" Capt Morwick is particularly requested to take 
great care of this and deliver as soon as possible, 
it being the Petition from the Congress " 262 

Printed: Journals of the Continental Congress (1904), I, 122. 

1774 Thomson, Charles. To [Benjamin] Franklin, London. For- 

Nov. 1 wards address to King and address to people of 

Great Britain and these colonies; complaint not 

factional but universal; conduct of ministry. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 263 

Printed: Journals of the Continental Congress (1904), I, 122. 

1774 Barclay, David. Norwich. To Benjamin Franklin [Lou- 

Dec. 18 don]. Printing of pamphlet; reconciliation with 

colonies; Lord H^^de [Thomas Villiers] and 
Franklin's ^' Hints." A. L. S. 2 pp. 264 

Extract printed: Works (Sparks) Boston. 1837. 5, 28. 

1774 Molleson, W. & R. London. To Benjamin Franklin [Lou- 

Dec. 20 don]. Wish to lend their testimony to just rep- 

resentations of American Congress on occasion of 
presentation of Petition. A. L. S. of firm. 1 p. 

265 
1774 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. [London.] To W. & R. Molle- 

Dec. 21 son [London]. Inipropriet}' of merchants accom- 

panying the Petition to the throne; probability 
of merchants forming a petition of their own. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 266 

Printed: Journals of the Continental Congress (1904), I, 123. 

1774 Barclay, D[avid]. [London.] To [Benjamin] Franklin 

[Dec] 22 [Loudon]. Meeting of merchants interested in 

commerce of America. A. L. S. in body of docu- 
ment. 1 p. 267 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 29 

1774 [Franklin, HcMijainin.J London. To the Speaker of the 

Dec. 24 Colonial A.sseniblies. Petition of Congress has 

been W\d before the King by [Willitiin Legge, 
Earl of J Dartmouth; it will be presented to Par- 
liament on their convening. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

268 

ri774?J Barclay, DfavidJ. [London.] To [BenjaminJ Franklin 

[Dfx.?] [London]. Wishes to see Franklin. A. L. S. in 

3d person. 1 p. 269 

[1774] [Franklin. Benjamin.] [London.] To (the Printer of the 

Public Advertiser, London] The rise and prog- 
ress of the differences between Great Britain and 
her American colonies. Contemporary (•oi)y. 
9 pp. 2179-87 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 323. 

[1774] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [London.] To the Printer of the 

Public Advertiser [London]. Submitting a pa- 
per on the differences between American colonies 
and Great Britain. Auto, draft signed: ''A. P." 
1 p. 2177 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 323. 

[17741] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [London.] To the Printer of the 

Public Advertiser [London]. On the proposed 
act of Parliament for ])reventing emigration. 
Contemporary copy signed by Franklin: "A 
Friend to the Poor" and endorsed l)y him "Pa- 
per written in P^ngland by B. F. to discourage 
the intended Act for preventing Emigration" 
10 pp. 2138-46 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 6,418. 

[1774?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [London.] To the Printer of the 

Public Advertiser [London]. Franklin's wicked- 
ness in persisting to act for America. 

Same to same. Answer to Sir F[rancis] Ber- 
nard's charge; the chimney sweep anecdote. 

Franklin. Extract from Voltaire's Univcisal 
History. Contemporary copies. 4 pp. 2189 

First document printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5. 33J. 

[1774?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [London.] ''To the Printer of the 

Public Ledger" [London]. Rage of mini.sterial 
writers against America. Contemi)orary copy. 
5 pp. With auto corrections bv Franklin. 

2193-5 

Printed. Works (Bigelow) N. Y. ISST. .=>. 333, as being sent to tlie 
Printer of the PuDiic Advertiser. 



30 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1775 Barclay, D[avid]. London. To Benjamin Franklin [Lon- 

[Jan.] 2.? don]. Sends paper for his perusal. A. L. S. in 

3d person. 1 p. 272 

1775 Barclay, David. [London.] To [Benjamin] Franklin [Lon- 

Jan. 10 don]. Wishinj>- Franklin to call. A. L. S. in 3d 

person. 1 p. 273 

1775 Barclay, D[a\id]. [London.] To Benjamin Franklin [Lon- 

Jax. 12 don]. Unanimous approbation of the Petition in 

newspapers. A. L. S. in 3d person. 1 p. 274 

[1775?] Howe, [Mary.] [Mrs. William.] [London.] To Benja- 

tJ'^^'- '-^ min Franklin [London]. Wishes to communicate 

a letter of [Kichard,] Lord Howe to Franklin. 

A. L. S. in 3d person. 2 pp. 271 

[1775?] Franklin, Benjamin. Queries relating- to the colonies to 

[Jan. ?] be discussed with [William Pitt, Earl of] 

C[hatha]m. Auto.draft. 1 p. 275 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 18S7. 5, 340. 

1775 [Pitt, W^illiam, Earl of Chatham.] A Provisional Act for 

Feb. 1 settling the troubles of America and for assert- 

ing the Supreme Legislative Authority and Super- 
intending Power of Great Britain over the Colo- 
nies. Contemporary copy b}' Franklin with his 
note of the fate of the bill and anal3"sis of the 
vote. 6 pp. XV 

See: An account of the negotiations in London in Works (Bigelow) 
N. Y. 1887. 5, 493 et seq. 
Printed: Force, Amer. Arch. 4th Ser. v. 1, 1503. 

1775 BoUan, W[illiani], B[enjamin] Franklin and Arthur Lee. 

Feb. 5 London. To the Speakers of the various colonial 

Assemblies. The petition to the King; [W^illiam 
Pitt,] Lord Chatham's motion to withdraw troops 
from Boston; attitude of merchants; rejection of 
petition of the Congress; [Maj.] Gen. [Thomas] 
Gage's letter respecting disarming the provinces; 
actions of the House of Commons. L. S. 3 pp. 

XV 
1775 New Jersey, Legislature, Assembl3\ Petition to the King. 

Feb. 13 Recital of grievances [same as those cited in 

petition of C-ontinental Congress to King. 1774, 
Oct. 26, q. v.]; New Jerse3''s aid toward expenses 
of late war; repudiates ideas of Independence; 
prays for redress of grievances. Cortland 
Skinner, Speaker. Contemporar}' copy, 6 pp. 
Endorsed: '■'Kec''in the absence of Dr Franklin 
Si presented by J. W^illiams Jun"" to Lord Dart- 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PATERS 31 

mouth .Inly 12. 1775 -No answer returned— 
Original remains in the Kinj^.s Hands" 276-8 

1775 [Franklin. Ucnjamin.j London. To Charles Thomson 

Mar. 13 [PhiladelphiaJ. Fate of the petition of Congre.ss 

to Parliament; petitions of English manufactur- 
ing and trading towns; bill restraining tisheries 
and trade of New England and other colonies, 
exempting New York and North Carolina; posi- 
tion of the Ministry; necessity of union among 
the colonies. A. L. 3 pp. C. C. 58, 343. 

Printed: Amer. Hist. Review, i.x, 524. 

1775 Barclay, D[avidJ. [London.] To [Benjamin] Franklin, 

Mar. 16 [London] Dr [John] Fothergill wishes to see 

Franklin. A. L. S. in S" person. 1 p. 279 

[1775] Fothergill, ,][()hn]. [London.] To [Benjamin] Franklin 

[March] [London]. James Pemberton to know of the hol- 

lowness of ministerial pretenses; etiorts of D[avid] 
Barclay and others; Sir J[ohn] Pringle's anti- 
Americanism. A. L. S. 2 pp. With memo- 
randa relating to trade and of a miscellaneou.s 
nature, in pencil, on verso, by Franklin. 2217 
1775 Warren, Joseph. Watertown [Mass.]. To Benjaniin 

Apr. 26 Franklin, London. Enclosing account of begin- 

ning of the war [battle of Lexington] and order- 
ing^'same to be printed and scattered throughout 
England. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Attested 
b}' Saml. Freeman. C. C. 65, 1. 9. 
1775 Franklin, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To [Dr. Joseph] 

May 16 Priestly [London]. Atiairs at Boston; phdo- 

sophical discovery made during voyage home.^ 
[Experiments with temperatures of sea] 1 p. (of 
print with ms. notes by W. T. F.) 281 

I^riiUefl: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5. 532. 

1775 Dumas, C[harles] G[uillaume] F[rederick]. The Hague. 

M,v 17 To [Benjamin Franklin, Paris]. Recommending 

Giraud and Planier, refugees from France; may 
find peace in Pennsylvania; expenses of voyage; 
his edition of Vattel; thoughts on the Congress. 
Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. (In French.) A-D. 

1775 Franklin, Benjamin. Philadelphia. Memorandum. Time 

M,Y of mail packets and merchant vessels between 

Falmouth and New York and London and Rhode 

Island. Auto, draft. 1 p. 280 



32 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1775 Franklin, B[enjaniin]. Philadelphia. To [William] Stra- 

JuLY 5 han [London]. Severing friendship. A. L. S. 

1 p. Bound with facsim. of same. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 534. 

1775 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Dr. Joseph] 

Jlly 7 Priestl}'^ [London]. Burning of seaport towns; 

Lexington and Bunker Hill. 2 pp. Clipping 

from early edition of Franklin's works. 283 

Printed: Work.s (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 534. 

1775 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Free trade resolution, offered in 

July 21 Congress, to throw open the ports in America to 

all nations of Europe. A. D. 1 p. Endorsed: 
"A proposal for opening the ports of N. A. bro' 
in by Committee read July 21, 1775— on motion 
postponed for future consideration." C. C. 24, 7. 

Printed: Journals of ttie Continental Congress (1905) III, 200. 

[1775] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Articles of Confederation and per- 

[Jlly 21] petual union. A. D. 7 pp. Endorsed by Frank- 

lin: "Sketch of Articles of Confederation" and 
in a different hand "Read before Congress Jul}^ 
21, 1775." C. C. 47, 1. Contemporary copy 
[b\^ George Wythe ?] 4 pp. with 3 pp. of addi- 
tional memo, on proportion of representation in 
Congress and remarks by G[eorge?] W[3"the?] on 
6th, 7th & 8th articles. XV 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 887. 5, 548, and in Journals of 
the Continental Congress (1905) III, 195. 

1775 [Jefferson, Thomas.] Articles of Confederation and per- 

JuLY 21 petual union. Autograph copy of Franklin's 

plan. 4 pp. T. J. 
[1775] Franklin, [Benjamin.] Amendment to the observations of 

[.Ii'LY SI] Congress on Lord North's proposals for the colo- 

nies contributing their proportionate share for 
the general defense. A. D. 1 p. T. J. See: 
Journals of Congress, 1775, Jul}'^ 31. 

Printed: Journals of the Continental Congress (1905) III, 233. 

1775 Franklin, Bfenjamin.] Philadelphia. To [Gen. George 

-^^'*^- ^" Washington, Cambridge]. Capture of a Cork 

clothing ship; Major [Christopher] French and 

two other officers captured thereon; powder sent 

to [Maj.J Gen. [Philip flohn] Schuyler. L. S. 

2 pp. W. 

Printed: Force, Amer. Arch. 4th Sor., 3, 148. 

1775 R[eed,] J[oseph]. Cambridge. To B[enjamin] Franklin, 

''^'^'*- -'^ Philadelphia. JNliscarriage of Gen. [George] 

Washinoton's mail. W. 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 33 

1775 Franklin, H[oiijainiii.] Philadelphia. To Dr [JosophJ 

^^^- 3 Priestly [London]. America'.s tirniness; expense 

of war to F'.iio-hind. 1 p. Clipping from early 

edition of Franklin's works, 284 

Printed: Works (Bigclnw) N. Y. 1W7. .=), .5.39. 

Franklin. B[enjaniin]^ [Pa.s.sy]. To D[avid] Hartley, Lon- 
don. Separation of Entrland and the colonies. 
Dated 1777. Dec. 5. 

Franklin, Rfenjamin]. Philadelphia. To the Conunittee 
of Lancaster County [Pennsylvania]. Application 
for arms from Lancaster county. L. S. 1 p. XV 

Continental Congress. Refutation of charges against 
coloines in royal proclamation of Aug. 2l^. 1775. 
Broadside. Ip. On verso in pencil are Franklin's 
notes respecting, Tews and Anti-Federalists. See: 
Franklin. Notes for comparison, (n. d.) 2275. 

Broadside printed: Journals of the Continental Congress (1905) III, 
409. 

1775 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Charles Wil- 

^^^'- ^ liani Frederick] Dumas [The Hague]. Alliance 

with Holland. 5 pp. Clipping from early tvlition 

of Franklin's works. 285 87 

Printed: Works (Bifjelow) X. Y. 1887. 5,541. 

1775 Franklin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee. Passy. To 

^^- 12 [Frederick,] Lord North [London]. England's 

barbarous treatment of prisoners; exchange. 

Brief of the Government's answer to al)ove: 
denial of charges etc. Contemporary copies l)y 
Dumas. 4 pp. A-D. 

Letter printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5, 540. 
Brief in: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 2, 44S. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. To Don Gabriel [Antonio] de Bour- 
bon, [Madrid]. Version of Sallu.st. Contempor- 
ary copy. 2 pp. 288 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 5,547. 

Jones, R[obert] Wettest. [Philadelj^hia.] To Benjaiiiin 
Franklin [Philadelphia]. Delivery of Briti.sh 
prisoners. A. L. S. 

Franklin. To Rol)ert Morris | Philadelphia |. Disposition 
of prisoners. A. L. in od person. In pencil at 
bottom of Jones's note. 1 p. XV 

[1775?] Georgia, Legislature, House of Assembly. Address to 
King. Returning thanks for addition to terri- 
tory from Creek and Cherokee Lidians, and pra}-- 
ing for protection from outrages committed by 
those Indians. Copy attested: '"Rich*^ Cuny"' 
Crooks, Clk" 2 pp. 270 

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1776 Pellissieu, . Forges of St Mausire [Canada]. To 

Jan. 8 the President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Cana- 

dian matters; disposition of people, etc. Con- 
temporary'^ copy by Franklin. 6 pp. C. C. 78, 
18, 43. 

1776 [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] Committee report 

[Jan. 25?] on letter from Committee of Trenton and Dr. 

[Richard] Huddleston's letter; thanks of Con- 
gress to Trenton Committee in executing orders 
relating to [Brig.] Gen. [Richard] Prescott and 

Capt. [ ] Chace; proposition of exchange of 

prisoners and agreement respecting hospitals, 
surgeons etc. to be made to [Maj.] Gen [Sir Guy] 
Carleton. A. D. 1 p. C. C. 19, 3, 215. 

[1776] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] Notes respecting 

[J-^N-*^] Dr. [Richard] Huddlestone; medical corps as 

prisoners; miscellany of naatters to be attended 
to. A. D. 2 pp. "c. C. 78, 19, 7. 

[1776] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Proposed introduction to a resolu- 

[Mar. 23] tion [of Congress?] Great Britain's barbarous 

policy. Dra£t. 2 pp. 291 

Intended as a form of the Declaration, printed in Journals of Con- 
gress of the date given. 

1776 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Saratoga, [New York]. To John 

-^P«- !•" Hancock [Philadelphia]. Awaiting [Maj.] Gen. 

[Philip John] Schuyler's orders; advices from 
Canada and difficulties of travel. A. L. S. 1 p. 
C. C. 78, 9, 13. 
1776 Franklin, B[enjamin], Samuel Chase and Charles Carroll. 

May 10 Montreal. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuy- 

ler [Albany]. Retreat from Quebec to the Sorel 
River; necessit}' of forwarding supplies at once; 
British reenforcements. Contemporary copy. 
8 pp. W. Letters to, 9, 110. 
1776 Franklin, B[enjamin|. Philadelphia. To [Richard] Lord 

July 20 Howe [off Sandy Hook]. Howe's mission. Copy. 

4 pp. 292 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6,23. 

1776 Franklin, B[enjamin]. [Philadelphia.] Resolve of Penn- 

JiLY 20 sylvania Convention granting use of new jail for 

prisoners of war. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

C. C. 69, 1, 191. 

1776 Howe, [Richard, Viscount Langar.] Oflf Staten Island. 

-^ufi. 16 To [Benjamin] F'-ranklin [Philadelphia]. Peace 

mission. Copy. 294 



BKN.IAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 35 

1776 Continental Congress. Mimitos of proooodincrs on Lord 

Sep. 2-t> Howe's proposals. 

Sep. 10 Howe, to Franklin. Ai-ranging conference. 

Sep. l.S-17 Continental Congress. Minutes containing report of com- 
mittee of result of conference with Lord Howe. 
Copies. S pp. 294-297 

Printefl: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1HX8. 6, 27-;«. 

[1776] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Suggestion for a seal of the United 

[Aug.-] States. A. D. 8.7X15.5 cm. 

Also same differently worded. A. D. 6.7 X 

20 c. m. This is attached to an A. D. of du 

Simitiere of a suggestion for the arms of 

Virginia, legend in ink and pencil sketch of the 

arms on verso. T. J. 

1776 Franklin, B[enjamin.] Memorandum respecting introduc- 

[AuG. — ] ^JQji Iq a resolution [of Pennsylvania Convention i]. 

A. D. 1 p. 290 

See also following entry. 

[1776] Pennsylvania, Convention. Protest against Articles of 

t-^^'^- '^ Confederation. Powers of big and little States; 

votes based on population. 8 pp. Copy. 293 

Written between July 12 and Aug. 20, as only the first form of the 
Confederation contained the specific article criticised. W. T. Franklin 

attril)Utes thf authorship to B. F 

Continental Congress. Minutes of proceedings on Lord 
Howe's proposals. See: Howe. Richard, to 
Franklin, 1776, Aug. 16. 

Howe, [Richard, Viscount Langar.] To Benjamin Frank- 
lin. See: Howe to Franklin. 1776, Aug. 16. 

Deane, Silas. Paris. To Gen. [George] Washington [New 
York]. Introducing Mons. de la Brosse. 

Sep. 15 Leane to (jonunittee of Congress for Secret Correspond- 
ence. Introducing de la Brosse; [Dr. Barbeu) 
Dubourg's recommendation. Copies. Ip. 298 

Printed: Diplo. Corrcs. (Wharton) Waslin. 1889. 2, 145. 

Deane, Silas. To Committee of Congress for Secret Cor- 
respondence. See: Deane to George Washing- 
ton. 1776, Sep. 15. 

Continental Congress. Minutes containing report of com- 
mittee of result of conference with Lord Howe. 
See: Howe, Richard, to Franklin, 1776, Aug. 16. 

Continental Congress. [Philadelpliia. ] To B[enjamin] 
F[ranklinJ, S[ilas] D[euneJ and T[homas] J[etler- 
.son] [Paris]. Additional instructions; recogni- 



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tion of independence from foreign ministers or 
prevention of aid to Great Britain. 2 pp. En- 
dorsed: "Report of the Comm" on preparing 
further instructions to the Commissioners. post- 
poned—Agreed to Ocf 16 1776" Auto, draft 
by George Wythe. C. C. 25, 1, 1. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 2, 172. 

1776 [Franklin, Benjamin ?] Sketch of propositions for a peace 

[Oct. ? ] with Great Britain. Independence and cession 

of territory to U. S. ; English motives for peace; 
Franklin's chances of weakening England's exer- 
tions. Copy with ms, note of W. T. Franklin. 
3 pp. 299-300 

1776 Dunlap's Maryland Gazette. Postscript. Containing: 

Nov. 25 Joseph, King of Portugal's edict prohibiting 

intercourse with American colonies. Signed, 
Count de Azambuja. 

Intelligence from Whitehall of attack on 
Charleston, S. C. Extracts of letters of Sir Peter 
Parker July 9, and Sir Henry Clinton, July 8. 
[Names mentioned in these accounts are given in 
index.] 

Intelligence received by Congress of reduction 
of Mt. Washington by enemj^, 16th inst; defense 
by Col. [Robert] Magaw and[Lt.] Col. [Lambert] 
Cadwallader. Published by order of Congress. 
Chas. Thomson, Secretary. 

Broadside, 1 p. 301 

1776 Vaughan, B[enjamin]. London. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

^^^- ^^ [Paris]. Encloses papers for his perusal. A. L. S. 

in body of document. 1 p. 303 

[1776?] Vaughan, Benjamin. [London.] To [Benjamin] Franklin 

^^^^'- • ] [Paris]. Vaughan's letter to [William Pitt, Earl 

of] Chatham; obloquy to which Franklin is sub- 
jected. A. L. S. 3 pp. 304 
[1776. 1 Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee. 
[Passy?]. To [de Brant/en? Paris]. Request- 
ing Holland not to aid England and ottering free 
commerce with the United States, Auto, draft 
by Franklin. 1 p. 2223 

^'' ' Continental Congress, Committee of Correspondence, 

'^^' Baltimore. To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. 

Notification of appointment as special conmiis- 

sioner to negotiate treaty of friendship and com- 



BENJAMIN B^RANKLIN PAPERS 37 

merce with Spain. L. S. : Benja. Harrison. 

Richard Henry Lee. .Iiio. Witherspoon. Will. 

Hooper. 1 p. 326 

Duplicate. 1 \). L. 8. : Harri.son and Lee and 

tii})litate 1 p. L. S. : Harrison, Lee and 

Witherspoon. 327-328 

Printofl: Sparks. Diplomatic Corres. II, 8. 

1777 Franklin, Benjamin and Silas Leane. H^xtraets of cor'-e- 

J-^>«' 1^- ^ spondcnce relating to loans to L'nited States. 

Jan, 17. — From Commissioners to Secret Com- 
mittee [Continental Congress]. Farmer's General 
loan of 2,000,000 livres. 

Mar. 12. — Commissioners to Committee for 
Foreign Affairs. Above loan comes from the 
King I of FninceJ. 

Oct. 7. — Commissioners to Secret Committee. 
Secrecy necessary. 

Dec. — Commissioners to Comte Vergennes. 
King's loan of additional 3,000,000 livres. 

Dec. 18. — Commissioners to Secret Committee. 
Above loan of 3,000,000 and loan from Si)ain. 
Copy. 4 pp. 323 

Franklin, Benjamin and Silas Deane. to Secret Committee 
of Congress. See: Franklin & Deane. Extracts 
of correspondence, 1777, Jan. 1-4-Dec. 18. 

[Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee.] Paris. 
To Capt. [Samuel] Nicholson [Paris]. Purchase 
of a cutter for the United Sttites. Auto, draft by 
Franklin. 3 pp. 329 

Printi'd: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 56. 

1777 [Franklin, Benjauiin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee,] Paris. 

Jan. 26 To [Montaudouin Bros.. Nantes]. [Jonathan] 

Williams [jr]\s ability. Auto, draft by Lee. 2 

pp. Endorsed: ''Supposed to be to M. Mon- 

toudoin " 331 

I'riiiti'd: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 68. 

1777 [Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee.] 

J.Ax. 26 [Paris.] To T[hoinasJ Morris, [Nantes]. Demand- 

ing remittance. Auto, draft by Lee. Note, " to 
Mr T. Morris" by Franklin. 330 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6,66. 

1777 Franklin, Benjamin. Paris. To [Dr. Joseph Priestly, 

Jan. 27 London]. Fixed air. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 332 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 60. 



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[1777] [Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee.] 

[Jan. 28] [Passy.] To [Thomas Morris, Nantes]. Demand- 

ing payment to Deane of the ten thousand pounds 
allowed them by Congress; [J.] Gruel, Montau- 
douin [Bros.] or [John D.] Schweighauser will 
transmit same. Auto, draft b}^ Deane. 1 p. 334 

1777 F[ranklin] B[enjamin] Paris. To ? Correspond- 

Jan. 28 ence; great amount of business to be transacted 

and the many interruptions. A. L. S. 2 pp. XV 

[1777] F[ranklin,] B[enjamin,] S[ilas] D[eane] and A[rthur] L[ee.] 

[Feb. 7] [Paris] To [Lord George Germain, London]. 

Demanding return of an U. S. merchant vessel 
taken b}^ a mutinous crew into England and 
threatening reprisals. Auto, draft by Franklin. 
1 p. (Last part only.) 2358 

[Note: This document was apparently suppressed and the one 
printed in Works (Bigelow) N. Y., 1888, 6, 65, sent in its stead.] 

1777 Franklin, B[enjamin,] Silas Deane and Arthur Lee. Paris. 

Feb. 7 To Lord George Sackville Germain [London]. 

American vessels taken into England by mutinous 

crews. L. S. 3 pp. In handwriting of Lee. 

Also 2d L. S. with slight verbal variations. 335 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, G5. 

1777 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin.] Paris. To Mrs. Thompson, 

Feb. 8 Lisle. Personal matters. Auto, draft signed. 

4 pp. 337 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 66. 

1777 [Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee.] Paris. 

Feb. 23 To [Lord Stormont, Paris]. Exchange of Capt. 

[Lambert] Wickes's prisoners. Auto, draft by 
Franklin. 1 p. 340 

1777 Franklin, Benjamin and Silas Deane. To Committee for 

Mar. 12 Foreign Att'airs. See: Franklin and Deane, Ex- 

tracts of Correspondence, 1777, Jan. li-Dec. 18. 
1777 [Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee.] Extract 

Mak. 12 of letter to Committee of Foreign Affairs [Phila- 

delphia]. Loan of Farmers General [of France] 
to United States. 

Oct. 7 Franklin, Deane and Lee. Extract of letter to Committee 

of Foreign Affairs. Supplies. Letter press 
copies. 2 pp. 810 

Original copy enclosed in Franklin to Jean? Durival, 1781, June 12. 
q. V. 

1777 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To de la Hay e [Paris?]. 

Mar. 15 Commissioners cannot concern themselves in 



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trade with the United States; ports of America 
are open to all Frenchmen. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. 341 

F|ranklin,J BjenjaminJ, Passy. To [ArthurJ Lee [Bur- 
gos, Spain]. Ati'airs in America and France. 
Auto, draft signed. 4- pp. 342 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1S««. 6, 79. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Silas Deane and [ ] Paulze. 

Paris. Tobacco contract with the Farmers Gen- 
eral. Contemporary copy attested by Paulze. 
3 pp. (In French.) C. C.— 145, 369. Traiishi- 
tion by John Pintard. 3 py). C. C. - 145, 373. 
1777 F|ranklin], B[enjaiiiin]. Paris. To Michael llillegas [Phil- 

Mar. 25 adelphia]. Introducing M. de Bert de Majan 

who wishes to serve in the Continental Army. 
Franklin. Passy. To [John D. Schweighauser ? NantesJ. 
Introducing de Bert; is glad to hear of Schweig- 
hauser's success through [Nathan] Rumsey. 
Auto, drafts signed. 1 p. 343 

1777 F[ranklin,] B[enjaminJ. Paris. To Gen. [George] \Vash- 

Mar. 29 ington [Morristown, IS. J.]. Introducing Mons. 

Dorcet. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 344 

1777 Franklin, Benjamin. Paris. Letter of recommendation. 

Apr. 2 Auto. draft. 1 p. 347 

Printed iis footnote. Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 101. 

1777 [Franklin, lienjamin, Silas Deane, and Arthur Lee.] Paris. 

'■^PR- 2 To Lord Stormont [Paris]. Exchange of prison- 

ers. Auto, draft by Franklin. 2 pp. Endorsed 
by Franklin: ''return'd with Insult." See: Works 
(Sparks) Boston, 1839, IX, 166-7. 348 

1777 Franklin, B[enjamiM]. Paris. To Gen. [George] Wash- 

Apr. 2 ington [Morristown, N.J.]. Introducing deCenis 

who is recommended by Turgot. A. L. S. 1 p. 
W. Letters to. 14,190. Auto, draft of same. 346 

1777 [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Pa.ssy.] To 'i Mons. de 

Apr. 2 Cenis; chances of foreigners obtaining employ- 

ment in America. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 346 

1777 [Franklin, Benjamin]. Passy. To M. Lith, Bayi'^'"th 

Apr. 6 [Bavaria]. His desire to go to America and unrea- 

sonableness of hfs requests. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wn.sh. 18,S9. 2,302. 349 

1777 F[ranklin] B[enjamin]. Passy. To Conde d'Aranda 

Apr. 7 [Paris]. Propositions of Congress as to war be- 



40 BEN J AMEN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

tween Spain and Great Britain. Auto, draft 
signed. 2 pp. 350 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888. 6, 86. 

1777 F[raiikliii,] B[enjamin]. Pa.ssy. To Rybot. Money bor- 

Apr. 9 rowed by Hood. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 351 

1777 Franklin, B[enjamin.]. Passy. To Richard Bache, Phila- 

Apr. 14 delphia. Introducing Mr Guez. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 89. 352 

1777 F[ranklin] B[enjamin]. Passy. Totlie Bishop of Tricomie. 

Apr. 22 Advises against going to America. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. 353 

Printed: Work.s (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 90. 

[1777] [Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee.] [Paris.] 

[Apr. 26] To Viscount de Ponte de Lima [Paris]. Portugal's 

edict prohibiting intercourse with American col- 
onies. Auto, draft by Franklin. 2 pp. Endorsed 
by Franklin: "Rough of the Memorial to Portu- 
gal sent by M. Castrioto" 354 
For memorial as sent see following entr3^ 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 91. 

X777 Franklin, B[enjamin], Silas Deane and Arthur Lee. Paris. 

Apr. 26 To [Viscount] de Ponte de Lima [Paris] Portu- 

gal's edict prohibiting intercourse with American 
colonies. L. S. 2 pp. 357 

Auto, draft b}" Franklin of above. 2 pp. 355 
Copy by Deane. 3 pp. 356 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 93. 

[1777] [Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane, and Arthur Lee.] [Paris.] 

[Apr. ?] To Lord Stormont [Paris]. Exchange of prison- 

ers; complaints of treatment of same. Auto, 
draft b}^ Deane. 2 pp. 345 

Endorsed: Not sent. Letter of Apr. 2 was sent in its stead, q. v. 

1777 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Paris. To Dr [Samuel] Cooper, 

^^AY 1 Boston. England's efforts. 

Franklin to [John] Winthrop, Boston. Sentiment in 
Europe. 

Franklin to [Thomas] Cushing, Boston. Europe prepar- 
ing for war; Capt. Thomson [Thomas Thomp- 
son?] and Brig Rising States; other privateer 
news through Mr. Greenwood. [The paragraph 
relating to privateers is crossed over and was 
not included in the letter as sent.] Auto, drafts. 
4 pp. 358 

Printed witlioiit privateer paragraph: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 
6, 95-99. 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 41 

1777 F[ranklin,J Bfenjamin]. Paris. To Madam Adoubedeiit 

^1ay2 [ParisJ. Advises ai>ainst her son j^oiiii^- to 

America. 

Franklin to ? Seiuiini;- a)K)ve to be conveyed to 

Madam Adoubedent. Auto, drafts. 1 j). 359 
1777 Morris, Rol)ert, Richard Ilenrv Lee, William Whipple 

May 9 and Philip Livingston. Philadelphia. To Ben- 

jamin Franklin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee 
Paris, To provide a frij^ate for Capt. rJohn Paul 
Jones. Contemporary cop\' by Jones. 2 pp. 
C. C. 168, 9. 
1777 Franklin, B[enjaminj. Paris. To Gen. [Geor»re] Wash- 

^Iay 29 ington [Morristown. N. J.]. Introducing- C'ount 

[Casimir] Pulaski. A. L. S. 1 p. W. Letters 
to. 16, 4. 

Printed: Fortl, Writings of Washington, N. Y. 1890. 6,57. 

1777 [Franklin, Benjamin]. Paris. To M. de Lauron [Paris?]. 

Jl-nk 6 Advises against his going to America; returns de 

Bartillot's Mcmoire. 
Franklin to Comtesse de Semeville [Paris?]. Encloses 
above answer to de Lauron; arrival of le Cheva- 
lier Dannemours. Auto, drafts. 1 p. 362 
1777 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Paiis. To [Gen.] George Wash- 
Ji><'K 11 ington [Middle])rook, N. J.]. Introducing Baron 
de Randerode de Thuillieres. 

JcxE 12 Franklin to 'i [Cherbourg] Capt. BurnelFs prizes. 

Auto, drafts signed. 8 pp. 363 

1777 Franklin, B[enjamin]. To M. Drouet. Capture of Capt. 

J^-'^'e23 Burnell; advice to his crew not to retaliate on 

Capt. Bienvenu. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 364 

1777 Franklin, B[enjamin]. To Archil)ald Douglas [Cherbourg]. 

•^^■•^■■•-2." Capture of Capt. Burnell. 

JuNE2:i Franklin to Longprey, Cone}'^ & Son [Cherbourg]. Cap- 
ture of Capt. Burnell and disposition of prizes. 
Copies. '2 pp. 365 

[1777] [Fothergill, John.] To [John Chorley]. The American 

[Jcne] Revolution a failure; [Benjamin] Franklin's 

friends and enemies in England. A. L. (portion 
missing) 2 pp. 361 

Printed: W. T. F.'s edition. II. 68. 

1777 Castrioto, F[elix] A[ntonio]. Paris. To [Benjamin Frank- 

JiLY 9 lin, Paris]. Proper form of address of memorial 

to Portugal. A. L. S. 1 p. 366 



42 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1777 Franklin, B[enjamin] to ? Refusing request for a 

July 15 commission in the American Army and advising 

against going to America. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. 367 

1777 [Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee.] Paris. 

Jlly 16 To [F. A. Castrioto, Paris]. Memorial to be pre- 

sented to Court of Portugal. Auto, draft by 
Franklin. 1 p. 368 

1777 Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee. Paris. 

July 31 To William Lee [Paris]. [John] Ross and 

[Thomas] Morris; orders Lee to Nantes to take 
charge. 
July 31 Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee to [Thom- 
as] Morris [Nantes]. [William] Lee will assist 
him in atfairs at Nantes. Auto, drafts by Frank- 
lin. 2 pp. 369 
[1777?] [Franklin, Benjamin and Silas Deane.] Paris. To 
[JiLY?] [William] Lee and [Thomas] Morris [Nantes]. 
Order from Committee [for Secret Correspond- 
ence of Congress]; Capt. [Lambert] Wickes's 
prizes; Stival & Son, [Andre] Limozin, [Samuel] 
Delap & Plairne, Penet & Co are agents; funds 
in Sollier's hands; Morris's conduct. Auto, 
draft by Franklin. 2 pp. 302 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Neshamini Camp, Penns3^1vania.] 

Aug. 17 To [Benjamin Franklin, Passy]. Mons. de Cenis 

and French officers expectations of employment. 

Auto, draft b}^ Alexander Hamilton. 2 pp. W. 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Ford) N. Y. 1890. 6, 36. 

1777 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Paris. To Gen. [George] Wash- 

AuG. 24 ington [Derby, Conn.]. Recommending [A ] 

de Knobelauch. A. L. S. 1 p. W. Letters to. 
25, 187. 
[1777] [Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee.] Paris. 

[August] To [Gen.] George Washington [Pennsylvania]. 

Intrusting money for Lafayette in his care. Auto, 
draft. 2 pp. 2389 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 70. 

1777 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Bordeaux merchants. 

Sep. 1 Their complaint of [Stephen] Ceronio and [Thomas] 

Morris should be addressed to Robert Morris, 

chairman of Committee of Congress. Auto. 

draft. 1 p. 371 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 43 

[Franklin, Bciijaiiiiii. 1 Pussy. To Gen. [George] Wash- 
ington [Wilmington, Delaware]. Introducing 
Gonti(M- (Ic Biron. Auto, draft. I p. 372 

[Franklin, Benjamin, and Silas Deane.j Bassy. To (ien. 
[George] Wa.shington [Wilmington]. Introducing 
Baron Steul)en. Auto, draft. 1 p. 373 

Priiiteil: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. l.SXH. 6,104. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Pa.ssy. To M. Paulze [Paris], 
Chances of his tobacco being taken by American 
cruisers; duty on clothing for American army. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 374 

[Franklin, B<'njamin.] Passy. To Melone & Co. [Prussia.] 
Furnishing of arms and clothing of Prussian 
manufacture to America. Auto, draft. 1 p. 375 

Franklin, B[enjamin.] Passy. To (len. [George] Wash- 
ington [Chadds Ford, Penna.]. Introducing 
[Chevalier] de Caml)ray who is recommended by 
the Duke de [la] Rochefaucauld. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. 376 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Gen. [George] Wash- 
ington [Chadds Ford]. Introducing three Peru- 
vian army officers. Auto, draft. 1 p. 377 

[Ingenhousz? John.] London To [Benjamin Franklin, 
Passy]. B[enjamin] Wilson's experiments with 
lightning conductors; Lord Mahon's dispute with 
him. Copy in English, last paragraph in French. 
Oct. 3 Ingenhousz to Franklin. Wilson's experiments before 

Lord Shelburne, [Edward] Nairne and [William] 
Henly. (In French) 21 pp. 378-86 

See: Works (Sparks) Boston. 1839. VIII, '2:16. 

1777 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To ( [Benjamin] 

Oct. 4 Wilson's electiical experiments. Copy, part 

missing. Epigram respecting sharp & blunt 
conductors that appeared in London at the time. 
2 pp. 389 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6. 111. 

[1777] L[ee] A[rthur]. Extract of letter to [the Committee of 

Oct. 6 Foreign Afiairs]. Supplies furnished by Ilortalez 

and Co. and understanding as to payment for 

same. 
Oct. 7 [Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee.] 

[Passy.] Extract of letter to [the Committee of 



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44 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

Foreign Affairs]. Memorial to France and Spain; 
French loan and understanding as to repayment. 
Contemporary copies. 3 pp. T. J. Ser. 2, v. 65, 
206-7. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 2, -JOl and -104. 

1777 [Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee. Ex- 

O^^"^- ^ tract of letter to Committee of Foreign Affairs. 

See: Franklin, Deane and Lee. Extract of letter 

to Committee of Foreign Affairs, 1777, ^Nlar. 12. 

1777 Franklin, Benjamin and Silas Deane. To Secret Commit- 

OcT. 7 tee of Congress. See: Franklin and Deane. E:?:- 

tracts of correspondence, 1777, Jan. 14-Dec. 18. 

1777 Franklin, Deane and Lee Extract of letter to Commit- 

OcT. 7 ^gg of Foreign Affairs. See: Lee, Arthur. 

Extract of letter to Committee of Foreign Affairs, 
1777, Oct. 6. 

[1777 (] Franklin, Benjamin, John Adams and Arthur Lee. [Paris?] 

t^'""-'^] To [Stephen] Sayre [Berlin]. His masquerade as 

a public character in Berlin. Draft. 2 pp. 

2356 

1777 Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee. Paris. 

^^"^--^^ To Captns. [Thomas] Thompson [and Elisha 

Hinman, Paris]. Cruising instructions. Auto. 

draft by Deane. 3 pp. 390 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 112. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To John Hancock [Phila- 
delphia]. Introducing [Jean] Holker. Auto, draft. 
1 p. 391 

F[ranklin] B[enjamin]. Paris. To Sir Grey Cooper 
[London]. Relief of American prisoners. 

Franklin, to Thornton. Instructions regarding relief of 
prisoners. Auto, drafts. 3 pp. 392 

Contemporary copies. 2 pp. 393 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 188S. 6, 114-15. 

Franklin, Deane and Lee to Lord North. See: Frank- 
lin to Hartley, 1775, Oct. 3. 

[Jones, John Paul.] Nantes. To B[enjamin] Franklin, 
S| ilas] Deane and Afrthur] Lee [Paris]. Deliver}'^ 
of letter from the Secret Committee; superiority 
of small squadrons over large in annoying the 
enemy; places himself under their orders. A. L. 
3 pp.' C. C. 58, 133. 



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HKN.IAMIN FKANKI.IN rAl'KRS Al') 

1777 Franklin, B[(MiJ!iiniiiJ, Sihis Deane luid Aitiiur Lee. 

Di:( . 17 Pussy. To Capt. John Piiiil Jones, Nantes. De- 

sire to consult with iiini. A. L. S. of Franklin, 
sijrned also by Deane and Lee. 1 p. J. 

Franklin, lienjamin and Silas Deane to Secret Committee 
of Congress. See: Franklin c'i Deane. Kxtracts 
of correspondence, 1777. Jan. 14-Dec. IS. 

[Franklin, Bcnjaniin.J Paris. To [James Lovell, Philadel- 
phia |. [Silas] Deane's engagements with French 
officers. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 394 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. Ikhs. c, 117. 

Franklin, Benjamin and Silas Deane. To Comte de \'er- 
gennes. See: Franklin and Deane. Extracts of 
Coriespondence, 1777, Jan. 1-t-Dec. is. 

[1777] [Franklin, Benjamin.! Comparison of credit of Great 

Britain and the I'nited States. Auto, draft. 
7 pp. Endorsed: •"Rough Draft of Affair of 
borrowing money" 308 11 

Printed: Works (l*igeli)\v) N. V. isss. G, -13. 

[1777] Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee. [Paris.] 

To Ambassadors of foreign courts at Paris. The 
United States is to send a minister to their courts; 
their friendship and trade solicited. Draft with 
pencil alterations in Franklin's handwriting. 

1 p. 307 

[1777] [Franklin, Benjamin, and Silas Deane. [Parish] To [Ferdi- 

nand] Grand [Paris]. [William] Hodge [jr]'s 
imprisonment on account of privateer of [Capt. 
Gustavus] Conyngham. Auto, draft by Franklin. 

2 pp. 322 

[1777?] D'Aranda, Pedro Abarca y Bolea, Conde. Madrid. To 

[Ferdinand Grand, Paris]. Extract. Wishes 
recommendation from U. S. Commissioners for 
Don Sebastian De Calvo who desires to serve as 
a volunteer in America. (In English) 

Grand to Franklin. Endorsement, in French, transmitting 
above extract. 1 p. 306 

[1777?] Franklin, Benjamin, Deane, Silas and Lee, Arthur [Paris]. 

To Capt. Gustavus Conyngham. The right of 
[William] Hodge [jr.], [John] Ross or [Silas] 
Deane to control his vessel. Auto, draft by 
Arthur Lee. 1 p. 2167 



46 BENJAMIN BEANKLIN PAPERS 

[1777?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy?] To Dr. John Ingenhausz 

[Vienna]. Effect of lightning on a steeple in 

Cremona. Auto, draft. 9 pp. 2279-85 

One additional page of same. 370 

Letter press copy of secretary's copy. 12 pp. 

2286-97 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 7,476. 

[1777?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] To a friend. Recommendations for 

persons wishing appointments in American army; 
asks him to withdraw this his 23d application. 
Auto, draft. 3 pp. 324 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. G, 99. 

[1777?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy.] To ? Gratitude for 

offer of services of his son in American army; 

little chance of his being able to obtain rank in 

America that his experience demands. Auto. 

draft. 2 pp. 305 

[1777?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy.] Dialogue between Britain, 

France, Spain, Holland, Saxonj^ and America. 

Furnishing arms to America. Contemporary copy. 

8 pp. With auto, notes by Franklin. 2197-99 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 6,118. 

[1777?] Grand, Ferdinand to Benjamin Franklin. See: D'Aranda 

to Ferdinand Grand. 

[1777?] La Balne, Magon de. [Paris?] To [Ferdinand] Grand 

[Paris]. Recommendations to Congress desired 
from [Benjamin] Franklin or [Silas] Deane for 
Marquis de Terre Blanca, Marquis de Salinas and 
Joseph Carrion who wish to serve in the Conti- 
nental Arm3\ A. L. S. in 3" person. 2 pp. (In 
French.) Endorsed by Franklin: ""3 Spanish 
Gentlemen" 2660 

[1777?J Lee, A[rthur]. [Paris.] To Leogane & Co., Corona, Spain. 

Disposition of prize money from Capt, [Gustavus] 
Conyngham's prizes. Contemporary cop3^ 1 p. 
(In French.) 2668 

[1777?] [Le Roy, Julien David.] [Paris.] To [Benjamin] Franklin 

[Passy]. Recommending de Beaussancours [?], 
Chevalier [Jean] de Bony and de Belle Isle for 
commissions in the Continental Army. A. L. in 
3'^ person (In French) 1 p. 2502 

1778 Franklin, B[enjamin], Silas Deane and Arthur Lee. Passy. 

Jan. 10 To Jonathan Williams [jr], Nantes. A payment to 

Capt. John Paul Jones. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Attested by Thos. Hutchins. J. 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 47 

1778 Franklin, B[enjaminJ, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee. Paris. 

•^'^^- ^^ To [Capt John Paul Jones, ParisJ. Promising to 

recommend crew [of the U. S. S. lianc/e}'] to Con- 
gress for reward in case of success of intended 
expedition. A. L. S. of Franklin, signed also by 
Deane and Lee. 2 pp. C. C. 168, 1, 23. 
1778 Lee, Arthur Paris. To Capt. [GustavusJ Conyugham 

"^■'''- ^^ [Bilboa, Spain]. Gardoqui [Son & Co] and re- 

fitting ship; public and private share in the ve.s- 
sel; captures of enemy's goods in neutral vessels. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 397 

1778 Franklin, B[enjamin] and Silas Deane. Paris. To Capt. 

'^'^^' ^^ [John Paul] Jones [Nantes ^J. Prizes should be 

sent to Gourlade & Moylan, L'Orient; Samuel & 
J. H. Delap, Bordeaux; Gardoqui & Son, Bilboa 
and Leogane & Co. at Corunna; observance of 
neutrality; settlement of accounts with J[onathan] 
Williams. L. S. 
Jan. 17 Lee, Arthur. To Capt Jones. Objections to above. A. 

L. S. 
Jan. 18 Franklin, B[eniamin] and Silas Deane. To Jones, ^^'il- 
liam Lee has quitted the service [as U. S. Com- 
mercial agent]; no confidence in Thomas Morris; 
Gourlade [& Moylan] ; no reason to change above 
instructions. A. L. S. of Franklin, signed also 
by Deane. 4 pp. in all. C. C. 168, 19. Auto, 
draft by Deane of letter of Jan. 10. 2 pp. 398 
Copy by Franklin of notes of Jan. 17 and IS. 
2 pp. 399 

Letter of Jan. 16 and Lee's note, printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) 
Wash. 1889. 2, -171 and 473. 

1778 Franklin, B[enjamin.] Passy. To James Hutton [Paris ^] 

^^^- ^ England and peace with America. Contemp. 

copy. 3 pp. 401 

A postscript of Feb. 12 which is however a 

separate letter (q. v.) 407 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1X88. 6, 125. 

1778 F[ranklin]. B[enjamin], S[ilasJ D[eane| and A[rthurJ L[ee] 

^'^^- ^ Paris. To [Ferdinand] Grand, Paris. Request to 

honor dmfts of William Lee and Ralph Izard. 

Contemp. copy. 1 p. 403 

1 1778?] France. Treaty with United States. Separate and secret 

^^^^''- ^'^^ 2" Act, [of the treaty of Friendship and Alliance ^ j 

granting an annual subsidy to the United States 

during tli(' continuance of the War. Draft. 1 p. 

2219 



48 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1778 La Plaigne, Emmanuel Pierre de Limoges. [France.] To 

Feb. 7 [Benjamin Franklin, Paris]. Orders of [Noble 

Wimberly] Jones; purchase of supplies for Geor- 
gia. A. L. S. In French. 3 pp. 405 

:< OTE. — La Plaigne signs as captain of the 1st Georgia regiment. 

1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Painbouef. To B[eniamin] Franklin, 

^^^- ^^ Silas Deane and A[rthur] Lee, Paris. Divulging 

public secrets; suggestion of operation against 

[Richard] Lord Howe's fleet. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 

C. C. 193, 37. 

1778 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin.] Passy. To [James] Hutton [Lon- 

Feb. 12 (Jqi^j Prospects of peace. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. 407 

Printed: VVorlis (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6. 127, as a P. S. to letter. 
Franklin to Hutton, 1778, Feb. 1. (q. v.) 

1778 la Ruelliere, . To de Sartine. See: Vergennes 

Feb- 15 to Franklin, 1778, May 15. 

1778 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To N[oble] W[imberly] 

^^^- ^^ Jones, Georgia. Capt. de la Plaigne and his 

purchases of goods. Auto draft. 1 p. 411 

1778 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Arthur Lee [Paris]. 

Feb. 23 i^^y^ North's conciliatory bills. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

413 

Printed; Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 134. 

1778 Adam, J[ohn]. London. To Mons. Derimple [Sir John 

Feb. 24 Daily mple?], Paris. English political situation; 

Lord North's conciliatoiy bills; the Lord Chan- 
cellor's [Heniy Bathurst] threatened resignation; 
[Edward] Thurlow and the Duke Bedford; war 
with France; Lord M[anstiel]d's visit to Lord 
Camden; Lord Carlisle, [William] Pulteney and 
Lord We.stcote probable appointees on the Ameri- 
can peace commission; [Thomas?] Townsend has 
changed his address; wi.shes to know Mac- 
Gregors. A. L. S. 3 pp. 415 

1778 [Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee]. To 

^''''"'^- [Jonathan] Williams [Nantes]. Payment of bills, 

and expense accounts. Auto, draft by Franklin. 

1 p. 400 

1778 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Pas.sy. To Gen. [George] Wash- 

'^^•^"- - ington [Valley Forge, Pa. J. Recommending do 

Fontevieux. Kecent copy 1 p. W. Letters to, 
22, 96. 

1778 Hutton, [James.] [London.] To [Benjamin Franklin, 

^Iak. 4 Passy]. Peace propositions. A. L. S. 419 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 4U 

1778 Franklin, to Iluttoii. Peace propositions and war witli 

-^'^''- -■* France. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 419 

Fniiikliii t(i Hiitl<iii. printed: Works (Bigt-low) N. V. INss. 6, 1 10. 

1778 Castrioto, Felix Antonio Lisbon. To [Benjamin Frank- 

^^ ^"' ^^ lin, Passy]. Results of his mission to Poi-tugal. 

A. L. S. 8 pp. 417 

1778 Franklin, B[enjamin. J Passy. To i History of the 

^^^«- 12 Stamp Act. Copy. 4 pp. 421 23 

Printed: Work.s (Bigelow) N. Y. 18W.S. 6. 142. 

1778 Franklin, Benjamin to James Hutton. See: Hutton to 

^'-^'^- 2-i Franklin, 1778, Mar. 4. 

1778 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To [William] Pulteney 

Mak. 30 [Paris?]. Terms of peace. Draft .signed. 4 i)p. 

425 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 188.S. 6, 149. 

1778 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Henry Laurens [Phil- 

-^^^^^ ^1 adelphia]. CertiHcate of [Silas] Deane's worth and 

service to the United States. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. 427 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1888. 6, IM. 

1778 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Henry Laurens [Phila- 

'^^^"- ^^ delphia]. Gerard's appointment as plenipoten- 

tiary to America. 
Franklin to [Mr c^ Mrs. Richard Bache, Philadelphia]. 
Introducing Gerard. Auto, drafts. 3 i)p. 429 

Franklin to Laurens, printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 1.V2. 

1778 Gerard [de Rayneval, Conrad Alexandre.] Versailles. To 
'^''"- 1 B[enjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Letters intrusted 

to him for America; [Donaticii L(> Ray] de Chau- 
mont; thanks for his kindness, and words of 
farewell. Contemporar\' copy ( 1 j). 2504 

1778 Lee, Arthur. [Paris.] Extract of letter to the Secret 
-^■'K- 2 Committee [of Congress]. His expenses. Con- 

temporary copy. 1 p. T. J. 
1778 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Ferdinand] Grand 
'^^'^- 6 [Paris]. It will be sufficient check to mention 

[Jonathan] Williams's drafts to [Arthur] Lee or 
himself, before paying them. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. 431 

1778 [Franklin, Benjamin, John Adams and Artiiiir LeeJ. To 
^^''"- ^^ [Charles William Frederick Dumas. The Hague]. 

Alliance w'ith Holland. 
Franklin, Adams and Lee. To [E. P. Nan Berckel,] Grand 
15885—05 1 



50 BEKJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

Pensionary [of Holland], Friendship for Hol- 
land, Auto, drafts by Franklin. 4 pp. 433 
Contemporary cop}^ by Dumas 2 pp. (In 
French.) ' ' XV 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6,164-5. 

1778 Franklin, Benjamin, John Adams and Arthur Lee, To 

Apr. 22 [James] Moylan, L'Orient. Stopping payment 

of BersoUe's bill. Auto, draft by Lee. 

Franklin, Adams and Lee to Bersolle, Brest. Explaining 
refusal to pay his bill. Auto, draft b}^ Lee. 

Franklin, Adams and Lee, To [John] Ross, Nantes Pay- 
ment of his bills; state of accounts etc. Auto, 
draft b}' Lee, 

Franklin, Adams and Lee, To Moylan. Sick men [Amer- 
ican sailors?] and discharge of one Miggins; will 
pay BersoUe's accounts as approved by Capt. 
[John Paul] Jones. Auto, draft by Franklin. 
i pp. in all. 435 

1778 Franklin, Benjamin, John Adams and Arthur Lee to John 

[Apr. 22?] Ross. See: Franklin to Le Roy, 1778, Apr, 23. 

1778 F[ranklin,] B[enjamiii]. To Le Roy, Cherbourg. [Silas] 

Apr. 23 Deane has gone; Capt. BurnelPs prize was at- 

tended to by [William] Carmichael or [Joshua?] 
Johnson. Auto, draft signed. 
[Apr. 22?] Franklin, Benjamin, John Adams and Arthur Lee. To 
[John] Ross, Nantes. His contracts and drafts 
on Commissioners to meet same. Auto, draft by 
Franklin. [This draft is headed, "Mr Ross 
(addition)", and intended possibly as an addition 
to letter of Commissioners to Ross of Apr. 22. 
435, q. v.] 2 pp. 437 

1778 F[ranklin,| B[enjamin]. To [John] Ross [Nantes]. Papers 

'^^^- ^^ of late Thomas Morris. Auto, draft signed. 

3 pp. Endorsed: " Not sent May 19, 78." 439 

rrinted: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6,173. 

[1778?] Anonymous. Letter from a gentleman in America to his 

[Apr.?] friend in France, Comte D'Estaign's services in 

America; landing of Silas Deane & Mons, Ge- 
rard; Gen, Washington's advice to attack Rhode 
Island; pilots procured by Lt, Cols. [Alexander] 
Hamilton and [John] Laurens; [Maj.] Gen. [John] 
Sullivan's cooperation; Lord Howe and [Rear] 
Admiral [John] Byron's fleet. Copy. 12 pp. 

479-483 



HENJAMIX FRANKLIN PAPERS 51 

1778 [Jones. John Paul. J Hrcst. To fBcnjumin Franklin, John 

^^^'' ^ Adunis and Arthur Loo, Passx J. Capture of the 

Dnil-r; exchange of prisoners and Comte D'Or- 
villier's advic-o; Lt. [Thomas] Simpson's arrest. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. C. C. 168, 1, 61. 
1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin Franklin, .John 

^^■^^'^ Adams and Arthur Lee, Passy]. Sale of prizes 

and reward of crew; ricrht of France to the pris- 
oners. Auto, draft. 1 p. C. C. 168, 1, 72. 

On verso is portion of Jones auto, account of 
cruize of the liamjir. 
1778 Vergennes [Charles Gravier, Comte de]. Ver.sailles. To 

•^^'^' ^'' [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Arthur 

Lee. Paris]. Refusal of Capt. [SamuelJ Tucker 
to allow his ship, the U. S. Frigate Boston to be 
examined by the F'armers General. Contempo- 
rary copy ^ (In French.) 2 pp. 2505 
1778 Vergennes [Charles Gravier, Comte de]. Versailles. To 
'^^•^^^^ [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Arthur 
Lee, Paris]. Conduct of the American j^rivateer 
[Lion] commanded by John Warren. 

^'^If La Ruelliere, . Madeira. To de Sartine [Paris]. 

Complaint of Warren seizing a French mer- 
chantman, liochel, captain Contemporary copies. 
;>pp. (In French.) 2506 7 

^™ ,n [franklin, Benjamin, John Adams and Arthur Lee.] 
Passy. To Lieut. [Thomas] Simpson [Brest]. 
His arrest; Capt. [John Paul] Jones will procure 
him pa.ssage to America where he can be tried. 
Draft l)y Lee. 1 p. 441 

1778 [Franklin, Benjamin. John Adams and Arthur Lee.] To 

Capt. [John] Paul Jones ( Brest]. Report of his 
cruise; Lieut [Thomas] Simpson's arrest. Auto, 
draft l)y Lee. 2 pp. 443 

[Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin] Franklin 
[Passyj. Letter to the Countess of Selkirk; 
hurtful insinuations of the P^nglish regarding the 
Whitehaven expedition. Auto, draft. 1 p. 
C. C. 168, 1, 73. 
1778 Botson, Henry. Petition to Le Sourse. See: Sartine to 

>• \v 20 Franklin, 1778, rJune S. 

1778 Franklin, B[enjamin], Arthur Lee and John Adams. 

Mav23 Passy. To Capt. [John Paul] Jones [Brest]. 

Pilot for an advice boat to be .sent to America. 



May 15 



-May 16 



May 17 



1778 

May 18 



52 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

A. L. S. of Franklin's signed also by Lee and 
Adams. 1 p. J. 

1778 Vergennes [Charles Gravier, Comte de]. Versailles. To 

May 23 [Benjamin] Franklin [Pass}^], Intelligence de- 

rived from the Spanish ambassador of an English 
fleet destined for America. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. (In French.) 2508 

1778 Franklin, William T[emple]. Passy. To [Capt.] J[ohn] 

May 23 P[aul] Jones [Brest]. Enclosing letter. A. L. S. 

1 p. J. 

1778 Lee, Arthur, John Adams and B[enjaminJ Franklin. 

May 25 Passy. To [Capt.] John Paul Jones, Brest. 

Jones's cruise and capture of the Drake; reward 
of men and prize mone}^ regulations etc. A. L. S. 
of Adams, signed also h\ Lee and Franklin. 
4 pp. J. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 2, 597. 

1778 Franklin, Benjamin, John Adams and Arthur Lee. To 

May 25 J[onathan] Williams [Nantes]. Dismissing him 

from service; affairs to be solely managed by 

[John D.] Schweighauser, who is appointed b}'^ 

William Lee. Auto, draft by Adams. 3 pp. 

445 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 2, 596. 

1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin Franklin, John 

, ^^^^ -"^ Adams and Arthur Lee, Passy.] Transmitting 

account of his cruise; his protested draft; [8 ] 

Bersolle's refusal to furnish supplies; want of 
provisions and clothes. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 
C. C. 168, 1, 91. 
1778 [Jones, John Paul.] [Brest.] To [Benjamin Franklin, 

^^■^^ "~ .lohn Adams and Arthur Lee, Pas.sy]. Extracts 

from journals and letters Apr. 17-24, describing 
Whitehaven expedition etc. Copy endorsed: 
'■'"Incorrect."" 9 pp. J. 

Printed in part: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851. 45. 

Franklin B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Capt. John Paul] 
Jones [Brest]. Letter to the Countess of Selkirk; 
Jersey privateers. -Contemporary copy. A— D. 

[Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin Franklin, John 
Adams and Arthur Lee, Pas.sy]. Account of the 
cruise of the Range)'. Whiteliaven expedition and 
action with the Drake. Contemporary copy. 
12 pp. C. C. 168, 1, 79. 

Printed: Slierburne, Lileof Joim Paul Jone.s, N. Y. 1851. 45. 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN I'APERS 53 

1778 [Jones. John Paul. J Hrost. To Benjamin Franklin 

•JiNEl [Pas.sy]. Trouble with i?a/2r/f/-'* crew; obtiiininj,^ 

the ship [l?)(/n'/)] in Amsterdam. Auto, draft. 
2 pp. C. C. 168, 1, 95. 

Printed: Sherbtirne, Life of John Paul Jonej, N. Y. 18.')!. W. 

1778 I Franklin, Benjamin.] Paris. To ? Introducing Mons. 

•Ii^-E 1 Koulhac. Auto, draft. 1 p. 449 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

'^'^•■K -^ Marli. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and 

Arthur Lee, Paris]. Convoy for ships of Bas- 

marin, Raimbeaux & Co., to protect their trade 

with Ameri<-a and to make reprisals on Knulish 

commerce; the King is unwilling to detach any 

of his ships from public service. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2509 

1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin Franklin, John 

Jt'NE3 Adams and Arthur Lee, Passy]. Draft on the 

Commissioners; sale of prizes and withholding of 

proceeds by J. H. Delap; trouble with Continental 

agents; criticism of Jones; arrest of Lt. [Thoma.s] 

Simpson. Auto, draft. 2 pp. C. C. 168, 1, 99 

1778 Jones [John Paul.] Passy. To [Benjamin Franklin, 

•^^'^'^'^ Arthur Lee and John Adams and de Sartine]. 

Plan for expeditions. Copy. 3 pp. J. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851. 70. 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] do. 

^^'^^^^ Marli. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and 

Arthur Lee, Paris]. Bill of exchange given by 
Capt. [John Paul] Jones to Bersolle, for supplies 
furnished the R<fngei', refused payment; asks 
for prompt payment, as well the settlementof what 
Jones owes the "caisse de la marine" at Brest; 
Jones's charge that the ship Clmtlmm had been 
plundered and the loot, including some silver ware 
had been sold to a Jew; arrest of Lt. [Thomas] 
Simpson. Contemporar}- copy. '2 pp. |Iii 
French.] 2510 

1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjainiii| Fniiiklin 

Ji>-e6 [Passy |. Plan of uniting the .Vmerican ships 

abroad. Auto, draft. 1 p. C. C. 168, 1, 107 

1778 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To "Gov.^j John] Rutledge 

Jt'>''K " [Charleston, South Carolina]. Introducing Mons. 

Roulhac. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 451 

Rutledge had resigned from the Governorship before this ilatc. 



54 BENJAMIN FKANKLIN PAPERS 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de, 
Ji'NE 8 Versailles. To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Re- 
specting petition of Capt Henr}" Botson. (In 
French.) 
Le Seurse, . Nice. To de Sartine. Respecting peti- 
tion of Botson. (In French.) 

May 20 Botson . Petition to Le Seurse for transportation to 

North Carolina. (In English.) Contemporary 

copies. 6 pp. 2511-13 

1778 F[ranklin,] B[eniamin]. Passy. To Capt. [John Paul] 

June 10 Jones [Brest]. Ship for Jones. Auto, draft 

signed. 2 pp. 463 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 181. 

1778 F[ranklin,] Benjamin, A[rthur] L[ee] and J[ohn] A[dains]. 

JiNE 11 Paris. To any captain bound to America. [Rear] 

Adml. [John] Byron's fleet anchored at Plymouth. 

Auto, draft by Franklin. 1 p. 455 

1778 F[ranklin] B[enjamin]. Passy. To [David Hartley, Lon- 

J^'NE 16 don]. Exchange of prisoners. Auto, draft 

signed. 2 pp. 457 

Printed; Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 183. 

1778 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To ? Introducing 

"^^'^'^1'' [John?] Archer. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

459 
1778 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Barbeu Dubourg, [Paris] 

.June 19 Commissioning of a French privateer. Auto, 

draft signed. 1 p. Endorsed by Franklin: 
"M. Franklin est bien fache de le malheureux 
Evenement qu' empeche." 461 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

June 19 Versailles. To [Benjamin] Franklin, [Passy]. 

Arrival of de Senneville from America, on the 
frigate Nymphe; asks if Franklin has received 
an}^ news. Contemporary copy. 1 p. (In 
French) 2514 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

Ju^'^'^o Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, Passy]. 

J[ohn] D. Schweighauser and sale, at Brest, of 
prizes taken by the Ranger and Providence. 
Contempoi-ary copy. 1 p. (In French.) En- 
dorsed by John Adams. 2515 
1778 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Paris. To all commanders of 
Ji-NE 22 United States armed vessels. Safe conduct for 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 55 

Moravian supply ship. Auto, draft signed. 463 

Copy of samo, date of Apr. 1779. for l.ri^- 

Amity, Capt. .lanie.s Frasor. 519 

Printed: Works (Sparks) Boston. 1837. 5. 122. 

1778 Franklin, B[onjamin]. To [James] Hutton, London. Gen. 

.Titne2H Montgomery's monument. Auto, draft .signed 

in a diti'erent hand. 1 p. ^^5 

Printed; Works (Bigelow) N. Y. l.sHs. C, ISt. 

1778 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To an engraver. [ABori'l.J 

JI.VE24 Paris. Dedication of a proposed print. Copy in 

French. 1 p. ^^'^ 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1888. 6. 185. (Translation.) 

The engraving is thus described in the Hampton L. Carson Cata- 
logue, Vol. II, No. 1764: 

L'Vm6rique Independaute. Representing Fninklin m a Roman 
dress crowned with oak leaves, standing ami-lst a group of l.gures at 
the foot of a st4itute of liberty, with a wand in his left hand, pointing 
to an Indian maiden kneeling at the base of the monument, over the 
whole the figure ol "War- witli shield and spear, in the background 
trees and shrubberv, in the margin at the bott.mi a harp m a circle 
composed of thirteen links, upon which are the names of the thirteen 
United States, on either side of which are flowers, horn of plenty, etc. 

A Borel invenit ct delineavit, 1778 J. C. le Vasseur, Sculptor Re- 
gis et Majesfn imper- et Reg™ Sculp. " Dedi6s an Congrt^s des htats 
unis de 1' \m6rique. ' A Paris chez Vautcur rue Boucherat au coin de 
la me Xaintonge Par tear (rt^ humble et tris obiisseant Scrviteur Borel. 

[17781 Franklin, Benjamin, John Adams and Arthur Lee. To 

[j,.xE] [Frederick. Lord North, London]. Exchange of 

prisoners. Draft corrected by Franklin. 4 pp. 

Endorsed: "Not sent." ^'^ 

Printed: Works (Bigelow ) N. Y. IS-'^S. 6, IStJ. 

1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Passy. To [Benjamin Franklin, 

July 4 John Adams and Arthur Lee, Passy]. ^Phe com- 

mand of the Ramier; Lt. [Thomas] Simpson's 
behavior. Auto, draft. 1 p. C. C. 168. 1. 171. 
1778 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Daniel] Koljcnleau 

jrLY6 [Philadelphia!. Introducing Chevalier Dalzac. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. *®^ 

[1778] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. Memorandum respecting 

.luLvG trade with England and France. Auto, clratt 

with note bv W. T. F. that above paper was de- 
livered to [Gerard] de Kayneval to be commuin- 
cated to Comte de Vergennes. 2 pp. 471 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 639. 

1778 Vergennes, [CharU^s Gravier.] Comte de. Versailles. To 

July G [ Benjamin | Franklin [ Pa.s,.y]. P ranklin s draft 

of reply; is impatient to know if Franklin has 
received an V news from America; a vessel from 
Boston having arrived at Brest on the 3d. Con- 
temporary copy. Ip. (In French.) 2516 



56 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1778 [Franklin, Benjamin, John Adams and Arthur Lee.] 

July 11 Pa.ssj. To de Sartine [Versailles]. Placing Capt 

[John Paul] Jones under his orders. 
Oct. 12 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 
Marli. To [Franklin, Adams and Lee, Passy]. 
Wishes of the King respecting Jones. Contem- 
porary copies. (In French) 2 pp. C. C. 168, 
1, 173. 
1778 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To David Hartley [Lou- 

July 13 don]. Exchange of prisoners. Copy. 1 p. 477 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 197. 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

July 14 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 

and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Aid of the United States 
in supplying provisions to islands of St Pierre 
and Miquelon. Contemporary copy. 1 p. (In 
French.) " 2517 

Translation printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 2, 645. 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

July 15 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 

and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Petition of James Hig- 
gins of Charleston and John Selby of Maryland 
for release from imprisonment with English sea- 
men; they claim to have served on the Hancock 
in a voyage to Nantes, and to have been captured 
on return trip by an English privateer. Con- 
temporar}^ copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2518 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

July 18 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 

and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Learns that there are 
many inactive American vessels in French ports, 
which could be usefully employed; suggest that 
proper orders be given. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. (In French.) 2519 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

Ji'LY 18 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 

and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Differences between the 
commander of the American frigate Boston^ and 
Frenchmen who volunteered as sailors; an exam- 
ination made by la Touche de Treville; has given 
orders concerning the sale of prizes at Brest by 
Schweighauser. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. (In 
French) 2520 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPKRS -^7 

1778 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pussy. To (iov. Jonathan Tium- 

Ji'LY 22 bull [Hartford, Conn.]. Capt. Nilos arrival with 

despatches from Congre.ss. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

475 

1778 Gerard de Rayneval, [Conrad Alexandre.] Versailles. To 

jii.ySI [Benjamin Franklin, PassyJ. News of encounter 

between Admiral Keppcl and Comte d'Orviliiers; 
French fleet has returned to Brest for repaiis. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. (In French) 2521 
1778 Jones, [John Paul. J Passy. To [Benjamin Franklin. John 

Aici. 2 Adams and Arthur Lee, Passy]. Keijuestin*; 

copies of certain letters. Auto, draft in H'' pei- 
son. 1 p. C. C. 168, 1, 181. 
1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

Aug. 10 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin. John Adams 

and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Eno;lish prisoners at 
Nantes; de la Porte, Intendant at Brest and duties 
on prize goods and prizes of the Raiuf> r. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2522 
1778 Franklin, B[enjamin] and John Adams. Passy. To Capt. 
Aio. 10 [John Paul] Jones [Brest]. Deductions from sea- 
mens' wages or prize money; men of Whitehaven 
expedition to be recommended to Congress. L. 
S. 3 pp. C. C. 168, 1. 185. 
1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin P>anklin. John 
A, (;. 15 Adams and Arthur Lee, Passyj. Cahunnies of 
Jones; demands court martial of Lt [Thomas] 
Simpson; Capt. [Elisha] Hinman's rights; Edward 
Meyers testimony. Auto, draft. 2 pp. C. C. 
168", 1. 187. 
[1778] [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjan)in Franklin. John 
[Aug. 15] Adams and Arthur Lee. Paris]. C"hai-acter of 
naval officers; brief history of Jones prior to 
obtaining the Rangei'; (^ipt. [Mathew] Parke, 
Lts. [Thomas] Simpson and [Elijah] Hall: cruise 
of the Ranger: Simpson's behavior; seniority of 
rank in navy. Auto, draft. 1*2 pp.. formed by 
two letters each of which is mconiplctc. J. 
1778 Franklin, Beiiiamin, John Adams and Arthur Lee. To 
Aug. 16 Mons. Paulze [Pari.>]. Ke(iuestmg a general dis- 
charge for Peltier du Dover from his submissions 
for cargoes of ail ships cleared for West Indies, 
but destined for North America. Draft with 
auto, corrections hy Franklm. 1 p. 485 



58 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1778 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

Aug. 22 [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. The petition of 

Marc Francois Gautier, a prisoner at Brest, to be 
released on condition of his going to America to 
serve as a cannoneer. 
[Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de.] 
To Vergennes. Gautier's petition to Franklin; 
orders issued to [Jean B] de la Porte. Contem- 
porary copies. 1 p. (In French.) 2523 
1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin] Franklin, 
Aug. 24 Passy. Prevention of employments. Auto, draft. 
2 pp. C. C. 193, 296. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851. 73. 

1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin Franklin, John 

Aug. 28 Adams and Arthur Lee, Passy]. La Prevalye's 

refusal to furnish further guard for the prisoners; 
Comte D'Orvillier's favor; exchange urged. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. C. C. 168, 1, 146. 
1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin Franklin, John 

Aug. 30 Adams and Arthur Lee, Passy]. Continuation 

by La Prevalye of Comte D'Orvilliers guard; La 
Porte's offer to send prisoners to England; 
exchange suggested. Auto, draft. 2 pp. C. C. 
168, 1, 153. 
[Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin] Franklin 
[Passy]. Letters to [Edward] Bancroft; escape 
of the Jamaica fleet from Comte D'Orvilliers. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. C. C. 193, 295. 
[Jones, John Paul.] Brest. Extract of letter to B[enja- 
min] Franklin [Paris]. Treatment received and 
efforts to obtain a ship. Copy. 1 p. J. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851. 70. 

Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gaulbert Gabriel] de. 
Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 
and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Paper for an English 
ship to make an exchange of prisoners. Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. (Li French.) 2524 
1778 [Franklin, Benjamin]. Passy. To Capt. Lemaire [Paris.] 
Sep. 6 Purchase of supplies for Virginia is in hands of 

[Arthur] Lee; reconmicnds [»! ] Gruel; letter 

to Tessier. Auto, draft. 1 p. 487 

See- Works (Sparks) Boston. 1839. VIII, '221. 

1778 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de Versailles. To 

Sep. 9 [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Arthur 

Lee, Paris]. Paper for the English ship intended 



Aug 


. 31 


1778 




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6 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS ^'^ 

for ail exchange of prisoners; Nantes or TOrient 
to be the place of diseniharkation. Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2525 
1778 [Jones, .lolin Paul.] Brest. To [BenjaminJ Franklin 
Sep. 14 [Passy]. Complaints of being kept in France 
unemployed; begs Franklin's interposition with 
de Sartine in his behalf. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 
C. C. 168, 1. 201. 

I'lintrtl in piirt: Sherburne, Life of John F'aulJones. N. Y. ISol. '6. 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gaulbert Gabriel] de. 

Sep. 16 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin. John Adams 

and Arthur Lee.] Recapture of French mer- 
chantman Imhelle by the General Mifflin and law- 
regulating prize money in such cases. Contem- 
polarv copy. 3 pp. (In French.) 2526, 7 

Translation printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 2, 719. 

1778 Fraissignes. Jaquo^- Memorial. See: Sartine to Frank- 

Sep. 16 liii, Adams and Lee, 1778, Nov. 16. 

1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

j^Ei. 18 [Passv]. Command of the Fo.r; letter^ written. 

Auto.' draft. 2 pp. C. C. 168, 1. 205. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John I'aulJones, N. Y. INM. 76. 

Necker, Jacques. To Vergennes. See: Vergenues to 
Franklin, Adams and Lee, 1778, Sep. '24. 

Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de. To 
Vergennes.' See: Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 1778, Sep. 27. 

[Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin] Franklin 
[Passy]. Requesting efforts in his l)ehalf. Auto, 
draft. 1 p. C. C. 168, 1, 207. 

Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean (iualbert (iabriel] de. 
Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin. John Adams, 
and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Reciprocity in regard 
to recaptures at sea; uniformity of law as to prize 
money; Capt. [Hector] McNeil and the hah,JJ.'. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. (In French.) 2528 

Translation printed: Diplo. Corre.s. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 2.730. 

1778 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

Sep. 24 [Benjamin 1 Franklin, [John] Adams and [Arthur] 

Lee [Paris]. Exemption from cu.stoms duties of 
Americans returning to the United States. 
Sep. 18 Necker. Jacques. Paris. To \'ergcnnes. Exemption of 
American eflects from exportation duties. Con- 
temporary copies. 3 pp. (In French.) 2529-30 

Translations printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. IS-'J. J. - W 
and 726. 



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60 BENJAMIN P^RANKLIN PAPERS 

[Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin] Franklin 
[Passy]. Exertions to obtain a command; letters 
written etc. ; desires the Ale?'i. Auto, draft. 
3 pp. C. C. 168, 1, 209. 
Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 
[Benjamin] Franklin, [John] Adams and [Arthur] 
Lee [Paris]. Capture of [Ralph] Izard's goods 
by a British vessel and request for restoration; 
representation should be made to M. Sartine. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2531 
1778 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

Sep. 27 [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Arthur 

Lee, Paris]. Influence of France with Barbarj^ 
powers to protect American commerce. 

Sep. 21 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 
Versailles. To Vergennes. Desires of the 
United States as regards the Barbary powers and 
French influence for protection. Contemporary 
copies. 6 pp. (In French.) 2532-4 

Translations printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 2, 746, 
and 731. 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond eJean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

Oct. 1 Ver.sailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 

and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Requesting passports 

for Sieur Fagan for English ships to transport 

French merchandize to England. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2535 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

Oct. 2 Marli. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 

and Arthur Lee, Paris]. As to an armed ship 

and sailors to take [Capt John Paul] Jones 

to America. Contemporary copy. 1 p. (In 

French.) 2537 

1778-80 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. Notes of condition of his 

Oct. 4- health; affection of the skin etc. A. D. 10 pp. 

Jan. 16 489-497 

Printed: Works (Bigtlow) N. Y. 1888. 6,209. 

1778 Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To Capt. [John 

Oct. 6 Paul] Jones [Brest]. Sartine's delay in procuring 

a ship for Jones; news from America. A. L. S. 

3 pp. Auto, note by Chaumont of Sartine's 

intention. C. C. 168, 1, 397. 

1778 Naples, Ambassador of. Paris. To [Benjamin Franklin, 

Oct. 8 John Adams, and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Ports of 



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Sicily are open to tlic I'liitod Stute.s fluo, L. S. : 
" L'Ambassadeur (U> Naples." 1 p. (In French.; 

2536 

Translation prill tfd: Diplo. Corrcs. ( Wharton) Wash. 18«9. i. 7.")9. 

Hartley, D[avid]. [London.] To [Benjamin] Franklin 
[Passy]. Exchan<re of prisoners. Copy. 1 p. 

499 

Sartine to Franklin, Adams and Lee. 'See: Franklin, 

Adunis and Lee to de Surtine, 1778. July 11. 
1 Jones. John Paul. ] Brest. To William [Temple] Franklin. 
Pus.sy. Injury to his honor from de Sartine. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. C. C. 168, 1, 217. 
Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean (;uall)ert (iabrielj de. 
Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin. John Adams 
and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Regulations governing 
prizes in France and America. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2538 

1778 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

Oct. 17 [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Arthur 

Lee, Paris]. Loss of baggage of James Smith 
at Calais; no trace of it discovered, and suggests 
error made in naming the port. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2539 

1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To William [Temple] Franklin 

Oct. 19 [PassyJ. Jones's letter to the King [Louis XVI]. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. J. 
1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin]^ Fnmklin 

Oct. 19 [Paris]. Letter to the King [Louis XVIJ; neces- 

sity of apology from de Sartine. Copy. '^ pp. J- 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851. 78. 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Cuall)ert Gabriel] de. 

Oct. 19 Marli. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams & 

Arthur Lee, Paris]. [Ralph] Izard's property. 

captured on the Ni/c. Contemporary copy. '2 pp. 

(In French.) 2540 

Translation printed: Diplo. Corre.s. (Whart.-n) Wash. Ins'J. 2. .yJ. 

1778 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Lt. Col. Felix Antoine] 

Oct. 20 Wybeit. [Jo-sephJ Lunt and (i:dward] Mackellar, 

F^rton Prison [England]. Delay in exchange of 

nrisoners; [David] Ilartlev's exertions. Copy. 

'pp. ''' 

1778 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

Oct. 21 ] Benjamin Franklin, Paris]. Attitude of Hol- 

land toward the Cnited States; intimates a doubt 
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before Great Britain has recognized the inde- 
pendence of the United States. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2541 

1778 Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To Capt. [John 

Oct. 22 Paul] eTone.s [Brest]. [Donatien Le Uny de] Chau- 

mont's orders from the minister [de Sartine]; 

news from America; Jones's letters. A. L. S. 

2 pp. C. C. 168, 1, 305. 

X778 Sartine, [Antoine Ka^^niond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

Oct. 26 Marli. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 

and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Liberation of Ameri- 
cans that are among the English prisoners. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. (In French.) 2542 

Translation printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 2,812. 

1778 Continental Congress. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin 

[Oct. 26] Franklin [Passy]. Instructions as minister 

plenipotentiary to France; gratitude for aid 
given; independence; financial engagements; ex- 
change of prisoners; ruin of British Newfounland 
fisheries; state of country's finances. Draft. 
4 pp. C. C. 25, 1, 35. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 2, 807. 

11778] Continental Congress. Instructions relative to exchange 

[Oct. 26] of American and French seamen. Headed: ''New 

Article 5'^" 1 p. C. C. 25, 1, 34. 

Incorporated in the instructions to Franklin. 
See preceding entry. 
1778 Continental Congress, Marine Committee. [Philadelphia.] 

Oct. 27 To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Placing frig- 

ate [Alliatwe] which carries the Marquis de 
Lafayette to France, under Franklin's orders. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. C. C. 168, 1, 705. 
[Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To William [Temple] Frank- 
lin [Passy]. His right to conunand the Indlen; 
letter to the King [Louis XVI]. Auto, draft. 3 
pp. J. 
Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 
[Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Arthur 
Lee, Paris]. French protection of the American 
flag in the Mediterranean. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. (In French.) 2543 

Translation printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash., 1889. 2,817. 

1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

^^ov. 1 [Passy]. Command of the Indien; trouble with 

de Sartine. Auto, draft. 1 p. C. C. 168, 1, 
233. 



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1778 Sartine, [Atitoiiu' Raymond Jeun Gualbert Gabriel] do. 

Nov. 5 Versailles. To ( Bonjaniin Franklin, John Adams 

and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Memorial of a French 
surgeon, [Jaques Fraissignes] taken prisoner 
from an American ship, by the Eiiglisii. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2544 
1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 
Xov. 6 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 
and Arthur Lee. Paris]. The advantages derived 
by the English from the whale fisheries on the 
coast of Brazil and the River de la Plata. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2545 
1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean (Jualbert Gabriel] de. 
>jov. 12 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 
and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Asks for exchange 
of Lt. Col. [Franc/ois Louis] de Fleury, now a 
prisoner at St. Augustine. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. (In French.) 2546 
1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 
>;ov. 14 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 
and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Release of citizens of 
the United States, prisoners to France. ( Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2547 

Trnnsiation printed: Diplo. Corrcs. (Wliartoii) Wash. Kh.s9. 'J, S38. 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Guall)ert Gal)riel] de. 

j^'ov. 14 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 

and Arthur Lee, Paris]. The English whale tish- 
eries off Brazil a proper object for American 
privateers. Contemporary copy. 1 p. (In 
French.) 2548 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

Nov. 16 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 

and Arthur Lee, Paris.] Is unable to give the 

convoy for ships going to America, requested by 

[John D.] Schweighauser. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. (In French) 2549 
1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean (iualbert Gabriel] de. 

Nov. 16 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 

and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Enclosing menu)rial of 
a French surgeon, Jaques Fraissignes, taken 
prisoner by the English. 

Sept. 16 Fraissignes, Jaques. Hampshire, England. Memorial 
praying for exchange. Contemporary copies. 

2 pp. (In French) 2550 



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1778 Jones, [John Paul.] Brest. To William [Temple] Frank- 

Nov. 16 lin [Passy]. Minor matters. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

C. C. 168, 1, 241. 
1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

Nov. 25 Versailles to [Benjamin] Franklin [Pass}^]. The 

King has sent papers for four British ships com- 
ing to Dunkirk; necessity for similar protection 
from American privateers; asks for four papers, 
in blank. Contemporary copy. 1 p. (In 
French.) 2551 

1778 Neufville[-Montador,] Chevalier de Bayonne. To [Benja- 

^^^'- ■'' min Franklin, Passy]. Sending an allegorical 

poem ["La Belle Poule"]. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

2552 
[1778] Neufville-Montador, Chevalier de. " La Belle Poule " 

[Nov. 27] An allegory in verse. 11pp. In French. 2403-8 

1778 [Jones, John Paul.] Brest. To [Benjamin Franklin, 

Nov. 27 Passy]. Franklin's advice to [Lt. Peter] Amiel; 

obtaining a ship. Auto, draft. 2 pp. J. 
1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

I^Ec. 1 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 

and Arthur Lee, Paris]. Acknowledging receipt 
of letters of protection for the four English ships 
coming to Dunkirk. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
(In French.) ^ 2554 

1778 Jones, [John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] F[rank]in] 

Dec. 9 and J[ohn] A[dams,] [Passy]. Memorial of Eng- 

lish prisoners; [D' Albert de] Rion's treatment of 
prisoners; prisoners faith in Father John [Mehe- 
gan]; news from America. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 
C. C. 168, 1, 157. 
1778 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

Dec. 18 [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Arthur 

Lee, Paris]. Property of Dr. James Smith found; 
must pay the ordinary" customs duties, unless he 
proposes to take it to America. Contemporary 
copy, i p. (In French.) 2555 

1778 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Extract from diar3\ Inventions 

Dec. 18 submitted to him; power machine; war sugges- 

tions and [Jean Paul Marat's] elementary fire ex- 
periments. Copy. 2 pp. 502 

Printed: Parton, Life of Franklin, Boston. 1892. II, 366. 

1778 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

Dec. 22 Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, John Adams 

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 65 

cans escaped to Fruiicc from Eiiolisli prisons; 
regulations respectinjr men of war and privateer 
prisoners in France. Contemporaiv copy. 2 pp. 
(In French.) 2556 

1778 [Washington, George. J Philadelphia. To Benjamin 

^^^- ^'^ Franklin [Passy]. Introducing the Manpiis de 

Lafayette; his record irj America. Draft in 
handwriting of John Laurens. 3 pp. W.. A, iv. 
pt. 1, 203. 

Printed: Writings of Washington (Sparks) Boston. 1834. ti. 118. 

1775-78 Franklin, Benjamin. Ledger of Accounts of the United 
States PostOftice Department. Facsim of A. D. 
1 vol. 59 folios. (2 copies.) 

[1778?] F[ranklin,] B[enjaminJ. [Passy?] To la Comtesse de la 

Methe [Paris ^J. Plxchange of Chevalier de Bazan- 
tin. Auto, draft. 1 p. 396 

[1778?] F[ranklin] B[enjamin]. To [Dr. Joseph Priestly?. Lon- 

don]. Personal and political. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. IbSS. (l, 223. 395 

[1778] Cassel, Jean Henry and Franyois Antoine Setell. [Paris ^J 

Memorial to Vergcnnes [Versailles]. Claim for 
prize money on account of services under Capt. 
[Samuel] Tucker on U. S. S. Boston in encoun- 
ter with H. AL S. Fox- while conveying [John] 
Adams to France. 3 pp. (In French.) 2664 

[1778?] [I^ee, Arthur.] [Paris.] Memorandum on the supposed 

wantof conridoncein Lee entertained by the King, 
andcharge of having given information in London 
of the treaty between the United States and France; 
Franklin recpiested to give information of these 
two facts to Congress and to express the astonish- 
ment caused by Lee's departure. 2 pp. (In 
French.) A. D. 2503 

1779 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Chev. de Neufville- 

'^^'" ^^ Montador, Bayonne. His allegory and senti- 

ments toward America. Draft. 1 p. (In French.) 

2553 

1779 Franklin, B[enjamin] and John Adams. Pas.sy. To C ai)t. 

^'''"- 1*' John Paul Jones [L'Orient]. Certifying to facts 

of his relinquishing command of the RiDujir in 

favor of Lt. [Thomas] Simp.son, L. S. 2 pp. 

C. C. 168, 1. 229. 

1779 Franklin, Bcnjauiin. | Passy. To Comte de Vergcnnes. 
''"■ '^ [VcisaillesJ. Appointment as minister plenipo- 

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tentiary to France; esteem in America for Comte 
D'E.staign and Marquis de Lafayette; meeting on 
board the frigate [Alliance]. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 3.46. 510 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To Capt. [John 
Paul] Jones [L'Orient]. Enclosing letters; mob 
in London. A. L. S. 1 p. J. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Capt. [John Paul] Jones 
L'Orient. Lord Selkirk's plate. A. L. S. Ip. J. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 3, 61. 

F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. Comte de Vergennes [Ver- 
sailles]. Considerations of Congress on military 
operations in America. Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. 

511 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 312. 

1779 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Brig. Gen. de laNeuf- 

Mar. 6 ville [Paris]. Certifying to authenticity of his 

recommendation papers from America. 

Mar. 10 Franklin to all captains of United States armed vessels. 
Safe conduct for Capt. [James] Cook. Auto, 
drafts signed. 2 pp. 512 

Letter, Franklin to Captains printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 
6, 321. 

1779 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Arthur Lee, [Paris] 

Mar. 13 Refusal to turn over public papers to Franklin. 

Auto, draft. 3 pp. 515 

With memo, at top of 2'' page: "Write to Mr 

Williams to take Care and Send the Types to 

Niles" 

Printed; Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888, 6, 326. 

1779 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Comte de Vergennes 

Mar. 17 [Versailles]. [Donatien Le Ray] de Chaumont's 

efforts to raise a loan; Horneca, Fizeaux & Co's 
success with English loan; de Beaumarchais's 
claim and suit against Peltier; [Ferdinand] 
Grand's efforts. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 517 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 3, 84. 

F[ranklin,] B[enjamin.] Passy. To Marquis de Lafayette 
[Paris]. Suggestions for descents on coast of 
P^ngland. Contemp. copy signed. 4 pp. 518 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6,339. 

Sartine, [Antoinc Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 
Versailles. To [Benjamin] Franklin [Pa.ssy]. 
Requesting postponement of sailing of the 
Alliance; reasons therefor; consequent rear- 
rangements etc. Contcmporarj^ copy attested 



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l»y W. v. Frunkliii. 2 \>\). In French. C. C. 
168, 1,677. 

Trunshition. 1 p. C. C. 168, 1,681. 
1779 F[ranklin,J B[(Mij;iiniMj. Passy. To [Dr. Samuel] Cooper 

Apr. 22 [BostonJ. Depreciation; paper currency. Auto, 

draft signed. 2 pp. 520 

rriiited: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 18»S. 6, 355. 

1779 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Josiah Quincy [Braiii- 

Apk. 22 tree, Mass.]. Civility of the French; oxtniva- 

crance of America. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 521 

Printud: Works (Bigi'low) N. Y. 1888,6. 353. 

1779 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pas.sy. To de Sartine [Versailles]. 

Apr. 29 Letter from W[illiam] Bingham. M;irtini(iue, 

respecting- sinking of an American vos.sel by 

French at Guadaloupe. (In English.) 
May 26 Sartine to Franklin. Case of Capt. (biddings and brigan- 

tine Fair Flay. (In French.) 
June 25 Same to same. Indemnification of (biddings by the King. 

(In French.) 
Jlxe27 Franklin to Sartine. Inadequacy of indemnity. (In 

English.) 
Letter press copies of copies, i pp. 2557-60 

June 27 letter printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7,98. 

1779 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To [Benjamin] Franklin, 

M.^Y 1 Passy. Gratitude for his aid [in procuring the 

Lidle7i]. Auto, draft. 3 ])p. C. C. 168, 1,267. 

Printed; Sherburne. Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. Is-M. 'A). 

1779 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

^I^v2 [Passy]. Roleas(M)f prisoners. Contemp. Copy. 

1 p. C. C. 168, 1, 165. 

1779 F[ranklin,J B[cnjamin]. To Thomas Viny, Tenterden 

May 4 [England]. Peace, and immigration to America. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 522 

Printed Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6,379. 

1779 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Pa.ssy. To Patience "Wright [Lon- 

:^Iay4 don?]. Advising against returning to America 

or coming to France. Auto, draft signed. -2 pp. 

524 26 
Autobiographical note of Mrs. Wright. 1 p. 526 

Printed Works (Bigelow) N. Y 1888 6 380 

1778 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Benjamin Vaughan, 

May 5 Wnnstead, near London. Editorship of Frank- 

lin's Works; paper for Dr. [John] Ingenhou.sz 
or Dr. (Joseph) Priestly: [Joseph] Gallo\vay's 
[and Mr- Richard Bache^l account of destruction 
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Villeboisnet's information; Gov. [William] Frank- 
lin's letter. Auto, draft. 1 p. 528 
1779 Franklin, W[illiam]T[emple]. Passy. To Capt. [John Paul] 
May 8 Jones, L'Orient. Release of American prisoners 
from Senegal. A. L. S. 1 p. C. C. 193, 49. 
1779 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Capt. [John Paul] 
May 9 Jones [L'Orient]. Application for a [French] 
naval officer to accompany Jones. L. S. 1 p. 
Letter book copy. C. C. 132, 29 ; 193, 259. 

1779 AUairz, [?]P . London. To Benjamin Franklin 

May 10 [Passy]. Proposition to supply the American 

forces with Dr [Robert] James's fever powders 
at half cost. L. S. 2 pp. 529 

1779 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Capt.] J[ohn] Paul 

May 19 Jones [L'Orient]. Respecting- issuing of com- 

missions and warrants. A. L. S. 2 pp. J. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851. 91. 

1779 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Committee of Foreign 

May 26 Affairs [of Congress, Philadelphia]. Financial 

and other troubles. Auto, draft signed. 10 pp. 

Printed; Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 388. 530-39 

1779 Sartine to Franklin. See: Franklin to Sartine, 1779, 

May 26 Apr. 29. 

[1779] Polybius. Fragment from his treatise on the Athenian 

[May 28] Government. Auto, copy by William Jones. 

12 pp. 540-42 

See: Works (Sparks) Boston. 1839. VIII, 365. 

1779 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To R[obert] Morris [Phila- 

JuNE 2 delphia]. Introducing Chevalier de la Luzerne 

who succeeds Gerard. 
Franklin to James Lovell [Philadelphia]. England be- 
coming disheartened. Auto, drafts. 3 pp. 543-4 

Lovell letter printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 407. 

1779 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To the Marine Committee 

JvsE'S of Congress [Philadelphia]. Arrival of the 

Allm7)cea.ndmut\nyoicYew; refitting; despatches 

and convoy; necessity of consuls. L. S. 3 pp. 

C. C. 168, 1, 683. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 3, 201. 

1779 [Jones, John Paul.] Lsle of Groa [Groix]. To [Benjamin] 

JtNE 18 Franklin [Passy]. Destination; trouble with crew 

of the Alliance, Lts. [Benjamin] Hill, [Peter?] 

Adams and [Peter] Amiel. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

C. C. 168, 1, 329. 

1779 Sartine to Franklin. See: Franklin to Sartine, 1779, 

June 25 ^p^. 29. 



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1779 Franklin to Siirtine. See: Fninklin to Surtiiu'. 17Tt«, 

JrxE27 Apr. 29. 

1779 Franklin, B[oiijtimin]. Passy. ToCapt. [John Fuull.Iones 

June 30 [L'OrientJ. Orders for his cruise. Contemporary 

copy. 2 pp. C. C. 168, 2, 13. 

Printed: Sherburne, Lifetii.Iohu I'uul Junes, N. Y. 18.'>1. 'Ja. 

1779 [Jones, John Paul. J Isle of Groa [Groix]. To [Benjamin 

JiLY 1 Franklin, Passy]. Account of cruise and inci- 

dents thereof. Auto, draft. 3 pp. C. C. 168.1, 
333. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851. 95. 

1779 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] 
Jlly ^ Jones [L'Orientj. Retitting; prizes etc. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. Attested by Thos. 
Hutchins. J. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6.431. 

1779 [Jones, John Paul.] I/Orient. To [Benjamin] Franklin, 

July 9 [Passy]. [Donatien Le Hay] de Chauinont's com- 

municativeness; repairs to squadron; Chaumont's 
suggestion. Auto, draft. 3 pp. C. C. 168, 1, 
339. 
1779 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To [Benjamin Franklin, 

JiLY 12 Pass}^]. Repairs to the Bon lloinme Richard; 

additional seamen. Auto, draft. 2 pp. C. C. 
168, 1, 343. 

Printed in part: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1S.')1. 97. 

1779 Franklin, B[enjaminJ. Passy. To Capt. [John Paul] Jones, 

July 19 L'Orient. Capt. [Pierre] Landais's prize: orders 

of Congress and time of cruise. L. S. 1]). with 

auto, comment by Jones. C. C. 168, 1, 351. 

1779 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

jlly 26 [Passy]. Project of attacking the Jamaica fleet. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. C. C. 168, 1, 355. 

Printed with verbal variations; Sherburne. Life of .lohn Paul Jones, 
N. Y. 1851. 98. 

1779 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To [Benjamin Fninklin 

July 28 Passy]. Fouling of the Bon llonime Richard 

and AN /a nee; Lt. [Robert] Robinson; court mar- 
tial of Robert To\vers and John Woulton; inflic- 
tion of death sentence in foreign ports. Auto, 
draft. 2 pp. C. C. 168, 1, 357. 
1779 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. 'lo Capt. [John Paul] 

July 28 Jones [L'Orient]. Mutinous disposition of his 

crew and efiorts to secure a new one. L. S. 
July 28 Chaumont, [Donatien] Le Ray de. Passy. To Franklin. 
New crew for Jones; de Sartine's wishes as to 



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cruise of Capt. [Pierre] Landais. Contemporary 
copy by W. T. Franklin. 2 pp. in all. C. C. 
168, 1, 379. 

Franklin to Jones, printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, 
N. Y. 1851. 98. 

1779 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Extract of a letter from Boston. 

J^^LY 30 [Sent to Charles William Frederick Dumas, The 

Hague.] British expedition against Penobscot 
and action of the Massachusetts Council in send- 
ing ships and troops thither; gallant sea fight of 
Capt. [ffohn] Manley. Cop}^ by William Temple 
Franklin. 4 pp. Endorsed by Dumas: "Comu- 
nique par Mr Franklin" XV 

1779 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To [Benjamin Franklin, 

July 80 Passy]. Sinking of the prize Three Friends; 

death sentence by court martial. Auto, draft. 
2 pp. C. C. 168," 1, 385. 

£1779] [Continental Congress, Marine Committee.] [Philadelphia.] 

[July?] To [Benjamin Franklin? Passy]. Retaliatory 

measures; designs against London, Liverpool and 

elsewhere. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. C. C. 

152, 7,495. 

1779 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. Certification of account 

Aug. 8 of John Ross. Contemporary copy on verso of 

a 2 page contemporary copy of Ross''s account. 

G. C. 19, 6, 555. 

1779 [Jones, John Paul.] Groix. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

Aug. 13 [Passy]. Fouling of the Bon Homme Richard 

and the Alliance; prize money. Auto, draft. 
2 pp. J. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851. 101. 

F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To Marquis de Lafayette 
[Havre?]. Exertions of the French ministry. 
Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 545 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 434. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Marquis de Lafayette 
[Havre]. Sword presented by Congress. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. 546 
Copy by C. W. F. Dumas with inscriptions 
and ornamentations of sword. (In French 
and English). 3 pp. XV 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 436. 

i«wQ Lafayette, [Marie Jean etc.. Marquis de] Havre. To 

Aug. 29 [Benjamin Franklin, Pass}^]. Acknowledging 

receipt of sword presented by Congress. Con- 



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teraponiry copy hy C. ^^■. F. Dumas. 1 p. XV 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 437. 

[1779] ^ [Franklin, William Temple.] De.^icription of .'^word triven 
[Aug. 29?] ]jy Congre.s.s to the Marqui.-^ dc Lafayette. A. D. 

3 pp. Sketches of ornamentation of .sword- 
handle and guard. (2 piece.-^) C. C. 59, 1, 33. 

1779 Sartine, [Antoine Rtiymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

^^•'•^ Versailles. To [Benjamin] Franklin [Pa.s.sy]. 

Orders and instructions for [Capt. .John Paul] 
Jones on his arrival at the Texel. Contenjporaiy 
copy by W. T. Franklin. 2 pp. C. C. 168, i, 
411. Enclosed in Franklin to Jones, 1779, 8ep. 7. 
(q. V.) 

1779 Franklin, [Benjamin]. Passy. To [Capt. John Paul] 

S^P- '^ Jones [For delivery at the Texel]. Introducing 

[Charles William Frederick] Dumas; de Sartine's 
instructions for convoy. L. 8. 2 pp. C. C. 
168, 1, 409. With auto, note by Jones of pub- 
licity given to matters by de Chaumont and com- 
plaint respecting the Concordat. 

1779 ^ Continental Congress, Marine Committee [Philadelphia]. 

^^'^- ^' Extract of a letter to [Benjamin] Franklin [Pa,s.sy]. 

The AllUmce and hopes of success from Capt. 

[John Paul] Jones's squadron. 1 p. C. C. 168, 

1, 687. 

1779 Anonymous. Abstract of letter to John Ross [Nantes,] 

^^P- ^^ from Sweden. John Parrish's report of return 

of Capt. Davison's prize to the English. Copy. 

2 pp. 547 

1779 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Edward] Bridgen, 

^^•^ London. Copper coinage in the United States. 

Copy. 2 pp. 548 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1S8.S. 6, 44(5. 

1779 Denmark, King Christian VIL Order through [Andres 

^""' ^ Peder,] Count Bernstortf to Bager releasing the 

Betsey and Union ^ prizes of Capt. [Pierre] Lan- 

dais, of the Alliance. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

(In French.) 2561 

1779 Jones, J[ohn] P[aul]. The Texel. To Benjamin Franklin 

^"•^ [Passy]. Crui.se of the Bon Homme Richard; 

description of events: encounter with the Sei'apls 
etc. etc. Contemporary cop}-. 17 pp. En- 
dorsed: '"an exact Copy.'' J. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. V. 1851. los. 



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72 BENJAMIN FEANKLIN PAPEKS 

1779 [Franklin, Benjamin.] To John Jay [Philadelphia]. Ac- 

OcT. 4 counts; exchange of prisoners, etc. Auto, draft. 

9 pp. 551-8 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 448. 

This letter was addressed to Jay as Prest. of Congress but he had, at 
this date, been succeeded by Huntington. 

Continental Congress. In Congress. Resoh^e tixing the sal- 
ar}^ of ministers plenipotentiary and their secre- 
taries, D. S. : Chas. Thomson, Secy. 1 p. 559 
2*^ D. S. 1 p. ' 560 

[Jones, John Paul.] Amsterdam. To Benjamin Franklin 
[Passy]. British treatment of prisoners; ex- 
change. Auto, draft. 2 pp. J. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851. 175. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Pass3\ To [Capt. John Paul] Jones 
[The Texel]. Account of his cruise; engagement 
with the Serapis; accusations against Capt 
[Pierre] Landais. L. S. 4 pp. C.C. 168,1,187. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 188S. 6. 459. 

1779 Huntington, Samuel. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Franklin 

Oct. 16 [Pass}^]. John Jay and John Adams appointment 

as ministers to negotiate treaties with Spain and 
England; William Carmichael and Francis Dana 
their secretaries; Franklin to raise funds to pay 
their salaries; John Laurens appointed Secretary 
to Minister to France. A. L. S. 2 pp. 561 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] To James Lovell [Philadelphia]. 
Attempts upon English coast; mediation of Russia 
and Holland. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 562-3 

Printed: Works (Bigelovv) N. Y. 1888. 6, 465. 

F[ranklin] B[enjamin]. Passy. To Dr [Samuel] Cooper 
[Boston]. Privateers; mediation of Russia and 
Holland. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 564 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6,471. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Joseph Reed [Phila- 
delphia]. Introducing M. Van Noemer of Hol- 
land; prospects of emmigration to America. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 565 

[Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean (nialbert Gabriel de.] 
Versailles. To B[eiijamin] Franklin [Pass}^]. 
[Capt John Paul] Jones's squadron at the Texel; 
the Alliance. Contemporary cop3\ 2 pp. (In 
French). Endorsed: "Inclosed in Dr. Franklin's 
of ye S*'^ " [to Jones.] C. C. 168, 1, 287. 
1779 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Charles William Fred- 

Nov. 8 erick] Dumas [The Hague]. The American 



1779 




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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 73 

squadron; [Stephen] Sayre/s request for convoy; 

project of 11 treaty. L. S. 2 pp. XV 

1779 Franklin. BlonjaiuinJ. Passy. To [Capt. John PaulJ 

>,^ov. 8 Jones [The TexelJ. De Sartine's letter ending 

the cruise; Capt. [Pierre] Landais; exchange of 

prisoners. L. S. 2 pp. C. C. 193, 167. 

1779 F[ranklmJ, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Benjamin Vaughan, 

Nov. 9 London]. Publication of Franklin's works etc. 

Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 567 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 0, 474. 

1779 [Franklin, Benjamin.] To [Giovanni Battista] Beccaria 

Nov. 19 [Turin, Italvl. His convalescence. Auto, draft. 

ip. ' . "0 

I'rintod: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888. 0, 4/*. 

1779 [Jones, John Paul.] TheTexel. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

Nov. 29 [Passy]. Certificates of Capt. [Pierre] Landais's 

conduct; interview with the French Ambassador 
[Due de La Vauguyon] and [Charles William 
Frederick] Dumas; guarding prisoners; Capt. 
[Gustavus] Conyngham with Jones. Auto, draft. 
2 pp. C. C. 193, 247. 
[1779 M La Vauguyon, Paul Franyois de Quelen, Due de. [The 

[Nov.?] Hague.] To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. 

[Capt. John Paul] Jones at the Texel. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. (In French.) C. C. 
168, 2, 99. 
1779 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Capt. John Paul] 

Dec. 6 Jones [The Texel]. The Due de La Vauguyon s 

arrangements with Holland respecting French 
and American vessels at the Texel; orders re- 
specting the English prisoners. L. S. 1 p. 
C. C. 193, 151. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 188.S. 10, 346. 

1779 [Jones, John Paul.] Texel. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

Dec. 13 [Passy]. Respecting prisoners; complaints of 

treatment; [Donatien Le Kay] de Chaumont and 

the Concordat; intended depaituiv from Holland. 

Auto, draft. 3 pp. C. C. 193, 175. 

11779] Continental Congress. Philadelphia. To [ Benjamin Frank- 

Dec. [10?] liii^ Passy]. Conference with Gen. [George] 

Washington and Juan de Miralles's letter; assist- 
ance to Spain in reducing St. Augustine and con- 
quering East Florida; Spanish troops and ships 
desired. Draft. 3 pp. C. C. 25, 1, 287. 



74 BENJAMIN FEANKLIN PAPERS 

1779 [Franklin, Benjamin,] Passy. To [Andres Peder, Count 
Dec. 22 Bernstotf, Copenhagen, Denmark]. Delivery of 

prizes to English, Auto, draft. 4 pp. En- 
dorsed by Eranklin: " Rough Draft of Memorial 
to Denmark" 572 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 479. 

[1779?] [Vaughan, Benjamin.] [London.] To [Benjamin Franklin, 

Passy]. His Editorial notes to the edition of 
Franklin's writings. A. L. 4 pp. (First part 
only.) 2361 

[1779?] Lafayette, [Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert 

du Motier, Marquis de]. To [Benjamin Frank- 
lin, Passy]. [Edward] Bancroft's report of opin- 
ion of Commissioners; [Francois Louis] de Fleury 
and Lafayette, to have six millions between them; 
Vergennes letter to be shown to [John] Jay and 
and [John] Adams. A. L. S. 2 pp. 502 

[1779?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Notes on the Aurora Borealis. 

Auto, draft. 4 pp. 503 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 6, 263. 

Note: This ms. covers the first 26 Us of the notes as printed by Bige- 
low who gives 3 additional ^s and additional matter on same sub- 
ject in reply to a letter from J. S. Winn. 

The 2* auto, draft the 29 1|s with auto, diagram of air currents 3 pp. 
508-9, has following note: "N. B. this paper has been translated into 
French and inserted in the memoires of the Royal Academic of Paris." 

[1779?] Dubourg, Barbeu. Biographical sketch of. (In French.) 

8 pp. 504-7 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] Co rone [Corunna, Spain]. To B[enja- 
Jan- 16 min] Franklin [Passy]. Escape from the Texel; 

bad condition of the ship [Alliance]; capture of 

Dutch ship from Liverpool; neutral colors. 

Auto, draft. 3 pp. C. C. 193, 81. 

1780 Maseres, [Francis.] [London.] To "the editor of Dr 

Jan. 27 Franklin's papers" [Benjamin Vaughan, London] 

Extent of [Benjamin] Franklin's authorship of 

the Canada pamphlet. 

[Vaughan ?]. Answer to above. [Richard] Jackson's 

claim. Memoranda referring to this question in 

Franklin's autograph. 4 pp. 574 

1780 F[ranklin,] B[cnjamin]. Passy. To Dr. [Richard] Price 

Feb. 6 [London]. Settlement of disputes among nations. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 575 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 6. 

1780 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To Dr. [Joseph] Priestley 

Feb. 8 [London]. Progress of science; Priestly's situa- 

tion. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 577 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 7. 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 75 

1780 [Jones, John Paul. J L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Fninkliii 

Feb. 12 [Passy]. Brief .synopsi.s of eiifragement ])etween 

the Bmne Ilomnw Richard and the Scnipi^. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. J. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.) I/Orient. To Benjamin Franklin 

Feb. 13 [Passy]. Itijurios to the AUiaiwe and need of 

repairs. Auto, draft. 3 pp. J. 

Printed: Sherburne. Life of John Piiul .loncs, N. Y. 1851. p. is-i. 

1780 Franklin, Benjamin. List of medals granted by Congre.ss 

Feb. 17 to various persons since becrinning of the war, 

with certificate of Franklin that M. de Flcury 
was the only foreigncM- thus honored. Contem- 
porary copy. 2 pp. (In French.) 2562 

1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Capt. [John Paul] 

Feb. 19 Jones, L'Orient. Repairs to the Alliance; lack 

of money; shipment of arms etc. for America. 

Contemporary copy 3 pp. Attested by Thos 

Hutchins, J. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 12. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

Feb. 21 [Passy]. Repairs to the Alliance. Auto, draft. 

3 pp. J. 
1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

Feb. 23 [Passy]. Repairs to the AlUanrr and payment ot 

crew. Auto. copy. 2 pp. C. C. 193, 85. 
1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

Feb. 25 [Passy]. Supplies and passengers for America: 

need of a lieutenant; prize-money. Auto, dratt. 
2 pp. J. 

I'linted: ShtTbimu-. Life of John PaulJones. N. Y. 18.M. 190. 

1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Capt. [John Paul] 

M .K. 1 Jones [L'Orient]. Shipment of .stores for Amer- 

ica and passengers desiring to go on the .1/^^- 
ance. L. S. 3 pp. C. C. 193.817. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1S8\ 10, 3/J. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

M..K.3 [Passy]. Repairs to Alliance; trouble with 

[John D.] Schweighauser. [Jonathan] ^^ iHiams, 
de Chaumont and Gourlade over payment of 
prize money: cannon sent by [John] Bondheld. 
Auto, draft. 4 pp. C. C. 193,89. 

1780 Chaumont, [Donatien] Le Ray de. Passy To [Be"J^;->';] 

\uK 4 Franklin [Pas.sy]. Orders to [Capt. John Paul] 

Jones to remove from the Sei-apu^. A. L. ^. 
1 p. (In French.) J. 



76 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPEES 

1780 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Samuel Huntington 

Mak. 4 [Philadelphia]. Seizure of prizes by Denmark; 

England's situation; supplies and clothing. Auto. 

draft. 5 pp. 579-83 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 18S8. 7, 19. 

1780 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Anne Cesar,] Chevalier 

'Sl.^R- 5 de la Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Spanish naval 

defeat; consciousness of war. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

584 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 27. 

1780 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To Gen. [George] Wash- 

Mar. 5 ington[Morristown, N. J.]. Washington's reputa- 

' tion in Europe. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

585 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 25. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

^Iar. 6 [Pass}']. Sir R[obert]Finla3""'s invention of bombs; 

draughts [of French ships of war]. Auto, draft. 

1 p. J. 

1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Capt. [John Paul] Jones 

^Far. 8 [L'Orient]. Arms to be shipped; prize money. 

L. S. 1 p. C. C. 193, 279. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1887. 10,373. 

1780 Bernstoff, A[ndres]P[eder, Count]. Copenhagen. To[Ben- 

^iAR. 8 jamin Franklin, Passy]. Seizure of American 

prizes by Denmark. A. L. S. 3 pp. (In French.) 
Endorsed by Franklin: "Danish Minister's Let- 
ter in Answer to My Memorial" 587 

Translation printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 30. 

1780 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Robert] Morris [Phila- 

Mar. 10 delphia.] Introducing Billion de Gayeres. Auto, 

draft. 1 p. 588 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[en jamin] Franklin 

^Iar. 13 [Passy]. Repairs to Alliance; arrival of [Arthur] 

Lee and others; willingness to serve the King; 
Capt. [Pierre] Landais's ships. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 
C. C. 193, 93. 
1780 [Jones, -John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

^^AR. 14 [Pass}^]. Ransom of Dryburugh's vessel; ship- 

ment of goods on the Alliance. Auto, draft. 

2 pp. J. 

1780 Richards, P . i^t Pierre, Martinique. Memorial to 

Mar. 15 Continental Congress. His sympathy with the 

American revolution; efforts to give assistance 
by forming an association of merchants to send 



bp:njamin franklin papers < ( 

powder, .salt etc. to Charleston; has suffered <,n-eat 
losses through the paper money; asks for aiii. 
A. D. S. 3 pp. (In French.) 2563 

1780 F[ranklin,J Bfenjamin]. Passy. To James Lovell IPliila- 

Mak. iti delphia]. County meetings in England; Kod- 

ney's victory. Auto, draft signed. '2 pj). 589 

PrinUHl: Works ^Bigelo^v) N. Y. ias8. 7,34. 

1780 Franklin, B[enjaminj. Passy. To Gen. [GeorgeJ Wash- 

Mah. Ut ington [Morristown, N. J.]. Introducing the 

Chevalier de Ciuistcllux. A. L. S. 1 p. W. Let- 
ters to. 36, 208. 
1780 [Franklin, Benjamin, j Pas.sy. To John llancork | Bo.s- 

Mak. 26 ty„j^ Introducing Me.ssrs.Galatheau«ScComi)any 

who will call to account Messrs. Peurien i.<: La 
Fitte of Salem for a cargo received from Messis 
Burran. Auto, draft. 1 p. 590 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L*Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

Mar. 28 [Pas.sv]. [Edward] Bancroft a witness to hap- 

penings on the Alliance; [Donatien Le Hay de] 
C[haumont] unworthy. Auto, draft. 2 pp. C. 
C. 193, 97. 
1780 Lewis, Francis. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Franklin 

Mar. 28 Passy]. Ordering the Allianrc to America. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Attested t>y Thos. 
Hutchins. J. 

Pritite<l: SherburiK', Life of John Paul Jones, N. V. ix.=)l. 1^1- 

1780 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Capt. John Paul] 

Mar. si Jones [L'Orient]. Ransom and prize money. 

Auto, letter of William Temple Franklin, signed: 
"W. T. Franklin for B. F." 3 pp. J. 
1780 [Americans in France. I L'Orient. To Benjamin Franklin, 

March Paris [Pas.sy]. Petitioning that the Srniju.s l)e 

employed against the English as an Fnited States 
man of war. Contemporary copy. '1 i>p. C. C. 
1, 93, 71. 
1780 Franklin, B[enjaminJ. Versailles. To [Capt. John Paul 

Ai'u. 1 Jones, L'Orient]. Gunpowder and prize money. 

Contemporary c()i)y. 1 p. Attested l)y Thos. 
Hutchins. J. 
1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin| Franklin 

Apr. 4 [Passy]. Shipment of arms on the Alh'iin; : 

[Donatien Le Rav de] C[haumonfsl pertidy. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. C. C. 193, 297. 



78 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1780 [Vaughan, Benjamin.] To [Benjamin Franklin, Passy]. 

Apr. 23 Letters forwarded by [Jonathan] Austin; intended 

translation of Franklin's works [Vaughau edition] 
by Dr. [Edward?] Forster's son; introduces Dr. 
[William] Hamilton, an acquaintance of Dr 
[Adair] Crawford; Speaker's retirement on ac- 
count of gout left to Dr [John] Fothergill and 
[Percival?] Pott; [Alexander] Wedderburne to 
be Chief Justice of Common Pleas; Sir Fletcher 
Norton goes to House of Lords; remains of the 
Rockingham system and scruples of Sir G[eorge] 
Savile. A. L. 4 pp. 591 

1780 Ingenhousz, J[ohn]. Brussels. To [Benjamin Franklin, 

^Iay 3 Passy]. Requesting answers to given queries 

regarding electricity; Le Roy has not shown 

him Franklin's advice; Walkier's experiments. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 592 

1780 [Vaughan, Benjamin.] [London.] To [Benjamin Franklin, 

^^A^' 12 Passy]. Letter sent by Dr. [William?] Hamilton; 

Dr. [Adair] Crawford recommends bearer of this 
one; Dr. J[ohn] Jebbs packet sent in hope that 
Franklin may have some political observations 
to make; Dr. [Richard] Price's pamphlet; Dr. 
[Joseph] Priestley is ill and Drs. [John] Fother- 
gill, Webb, [William] Heberden and Sir J[ohn] 
Pringle attend him; politics and the Rockinghams; 
insensible hearts and heads of the ministr3\ A. L. 
4 pp. 593 

1780 Continental Congress, Philadelphia. Resolve. Drawing 

May 19 of bills on Franklin and Jay. See: Grand, Ferdi- 

nand. Estimate of funds required 1780, Sep. 20. 

1780 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin.] Passy. To Samuel Huntmgton 

MaySI [Philadelphia]. Credit of Congress; Denmark's 

seizures of prizes; capture of neutral vessels by 

Americans. Auto, draft signed. 6 pp. 594-5 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 63. 

1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Capt. John Paul] Jones 

•l^'NE 1 [L'Orient]. Orders of the Board of Admiralty 

for the return of the Alliance. I-*. S. 1 p. 
C. C. 193, 821. 

I'riiitL'd: Sherburne. Life of John PaulJones. N. Y. 1851. 191. 

1780 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Juan Gualbert Gabriel] de. 

Junes Versailles. To [Benjamin] Franklin [PassyJ. 

French ship for sending supplies to America. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. (In French.) Attested 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 79 

by Tlios. llutchins. Enclosed in: Fniuklin, W. 
T. to Jones, 1780, June 4. (q. v.) J. 
1780 Franklin, Wlillianil Tfoniplc]. Pussy. To (Capt. 1 John 

Ji;xe4 Paul Jones IL^Orient]. Orders of de Sartine 

assisting Jones in his departure. A. L. 8. 1 p. 
C. C. 193, 379. 
1780 Franklin, B[onjaminJ. Passy. To Jean de Neufville & 

June 6 Sons [Amsterdam]. Their proposition to pay bills 

drawn by Congress on Henry Laurens. Contem- 
porary copy. 2 pp. C. C. 145, 33. 
1780 Franklin, B[eniaminj. Passy. To Lt. James [Arthur] 

June 7 DeggB and other officers of the Allicmce, L'Orient. 

Their complaints as towages and prize money, 
sale of prizes; Denmark; their attitude to Capt. 
[Pierre] Landais and [John Paul] Jones. L. S^. 
5 pp. C. C. 193, 405. 
1780 Franklin, B[eniamin]. Passy. To Capt. [Pierre] Landais, 

JiNE 7 L'Orient. The command of the Alliance. Copy 

by Jones. 1 p. C. C. 193, 831. 
1780 Degge, James Arthur, John Bulkly, and James Lynd, 

June 7 L'Orient. To [Benjamin Franklin, Passy]. Peti- 

tioning for restoration of Capt. [Pierre] Landais 
to command of the AUI<ince. Contemporary 
copy. Ip. C.C. 193,431. 
1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Jean] de Neufville c^ 

.]i'ne9 Sons [Amsterdam]. Reimbursement for pay- 

ment of bills of Congress drawn on Henry Lau- 
rens. Contemporary copy. 1 p. C. C. 145, 31. 
Landais, Pierre, to James Arthur Degge. See: Jones to 
jiNE 12 Franklin, 1789, June 13. 

1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Pas.sy. To [Capt. John Paul] 

June 12 Jones, L'Orient. Mutiny on the AUlanre and 

Capt. P[ierre] Landais'spart therein; prize money 
and seamen's wages. L. S. :> pp. C. C. 168, 
1, 841. 

Primed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1HS8. 10, 375. 

1780 Thevenard to Jones. See: Jonesto Franklin, 1778, June 13. 

^^r^^ [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To John Jay [Madrid]. 
Misunderstandings m accounts; Jay's credit 
through [Ferdinand] Grand with d'Aranda; cor- 
respondence; Congress bills of exchange; Frank- 
lin's portrait. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 596-98 

Printed, with exception of 1) relating to accounts. Works (Bigelow) 
N. Y. IbW. 7. ^2. 



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80 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1780 Jones, J[ohn] P[aul]. L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Frank- 

JuNE 13 lin [Passy]. Seizure of command of the Alliance 

by Capt. [Pierre] Landai.s, at instigation of [Alex- 
ander] Gillon and [Arthur] Lee; treatment of Lt. 
[Richard] Dale and others; shipment of stores on 
the Ariel. 

June 12 Landais, P[ierre]. L'Orient. To [Lt.] James [Arthur] 
Degge. Right to command the Alliance. 

June 18 [Thevenard,Antoine Jean Marie de.] L'Orient. To Jones. 
Landais's seizure of the Alliance. Contemporary 
copies. 4 pp. C. C. 193, 413. 

1780 Neufville, Jean de & Son. Amsterdam. To [Benjamin 

June 15 Franklin, Pass}^]. Payment of bills of Congress 

drawn on Henry Laurens. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. C. C. 145, 35. 

1780 Gudermeulen, C. Van der. Amsterdam. To [Benjamin 

June 15 Franklin, Passy]. Schei iC for continental trade 

with America. A. L. S. 3 pp. (In French.) 

2564 

[1780] Gudermeulen, C. Van der. Amsterdam. Memoir respect- 

[June 15] ing Continental European trade with America. 

A. D. 3 pp. 2565 

1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Versailles. To Capt Pierre Lan- 

^^'^'^' 16 dais [L'Orient]. Repeating his orders of the 7'" 

to leave the Alliance. Contemporar}' copy. 1 p. 
C. C. 193, 839. 

1780 Franklin, Benjamin. Versailles. To the officers and crew 

J^'-'^'K 16 of the Alliance. Ordering obedience to orders 

of [Capt. John Paul] Jones as commander of the 

ship. Contemporary copy by Mathew Parke. 

2 pp. C. C. 193, 609. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin? 

JuN«l" Passy J. The Alliance and Capt. [Pierre] Lan- 

dais's deceit. Auto, draft. 2 pp. J. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851. 206. Ap- 
parently forwarded by Franklin to Adams with the queries of June 
18. (q.v.) 

1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Capt. John Paul] 

Junk 17 Jones, L'Orient. Arthur Leo and mutiny on 

the Alliance. A. L. S. 1 p. C. C. 193, 827. 

Printed; Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 18.S8. 7,89. 

[1780] Franklin, [Benjamin.] [Passy.] Questions put to [John] 

[June 18] Adams respecting conduct of Capt. [Pierre] Lan- 



BENJAMIN FKANKLIX PAl'KKS 81 

dais us ivgards the coniniand of the Alli<(ii<-r. 
Conteini)()rarv tc^pv. .i pp. C. C. 193, 435. 

Priiitfil: Works ni .lolm Adunis, Boston. Is-V.'. 7, LtM. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul. J L'Orient. To R[enjamin| Franklin 

Ji'^E-l [Passy]. Sailing of the .l/Z/tf/zct' from L'Orient: 

de Thevenard's orders to tire upon her; coi-re- 
spondence with Capt. [Pierre] Landais and [Ar- 
thur] Lt'e; letter to Capt. [MathewJ Parke; 
pur])oses of the cabal. Auto, draft, ^i pp. C. C. 
193, 849. 

1780 Franklin, B[enjaiiiin]. Pa.s.sy. To V. \'an der Oudermeu- 

i^"^^-- len [Amsterdam]. Thouj,dits on formation of 

companies in Europe for trade with America. 
Contemporary copy. ^^ pp. Endorsed by Fkln: 
''Papers *)c Letters relating to a Company pro- 
pos'd to be formed in Europe for the American 
Trade." 599 

Printwl: Works (Bipelow) N. Y. isas. 7, 92. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

Ji^'^'E 23 [Passy]. Capt. [Pierre] Landais and the Af/iavce; 

[Donatien Le Kay] de Chaumont's calculation of 
carry ino- capacity of the Arlil; suggestions re- 
specting the Serapis; enlistment of men; Theve- 
nard's new demand of Landais for the Bon Ilotnine 
Richar<rs seamen. Auto, draft. 4 pp. C. C. 
193, 375. 

1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Capt. [Pierre] Landais 

June 24 [L'Orient.] His demand for prize money; dam- 

ages for illegal capture; sales; mutinous disposi- 
tion of his crew. Contemporaiy copy. 8 pp. 
Headed by Franklin: "Copy of a Letter to Capt 
Landais." C. C. 193, 421. 

1780 Wharton, Samuel and Others. L'Orient. To Benjamin 

•^'^•''■^-*^ Franklin [Passy]. Capt. [Pierre] Landai.s'.s con- 

duct; Capt. [John Paul] Jones's discretion; anxi- 
ety for public .stores. L. S. : Saml. Wharton. 
Jona. Williams jr., Thos. Bell, Matthew Mease, 
Thos. Hutchins, James Moylan, Jonath. Nesbitt, 
Is. Grubb. 1 p. C. C. 193. 425. 

1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Capt. John Paul] 

J^'^'^-'' Jones, L'Orient. Departure of the Alliance; 

use of the Ariel for transporting stores to 

America. L. S. '2 pp. With auto, comment 

by Jones. C. C. 193, 367. 

Printed; Works (Bigclow) N. Y. IS-^. 10,377. 
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1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To the commanding officer 

JiNE 27 "for the time being" of the Alliance. Order 

for shipment of fusils and gunpowder. Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. Headed by Franklin: "Copy 
of the Orders sent to Capt. Laudais." C. C. 
193, 417. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10, 374. 

1780 Oudermeulen, C. Van der Amsterdam. To [Benjamin 

Jlly 3 Franklin, Passj^ ]. Compan}'^ for managing Con- 

tinental trade with America. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

2566 

[1780] Oudermeulen, C. Van der [Amsterdam.] To [Benjamin 

[July 3] Franklin, Passy]. Thoughts on Continental trade 

with America. A. D. 3 pp. 2567 

1780 Gourlade & Moylan to Benjamin Franklin. See: Franklin 

Jt-LY 10 to Vergennes, 1784, Jan. 12. 

1780 Lovell, James, and William Churchill Houston to Benja- 

JuLY 11 min Franklin. See: Grand, Ferdinand Estimate 

of funds required, 1780, Sep. 20. 
1780 Huntington, Samuel. Extract of letter to Benjamin Frank- 

•itLY 12 lin. See: Grand, Ferdinand. Estimate of funds 

required, 1780, Sep. 20. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

Jt'LY 12 [Passy]. Offence given Franklin; Capt. [Pierre] 

Landais, [Arthur] Lee and the mutin}^ on the 

Alliance; wages and prize mone3\ Auto, draft. 

4 pp. J. 

1780 Schweighauser, John D. to Benjamin Franklin. See: 

Ji^LY 15 Franklin to Vergennes. 1784, Jan. 12. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

^^«- '' [Passy]. Supplies shipped in the Ariel; diffi- 

culty over prize monej^ and wages with Gour- 
lade & Moylan and [Donatien Le Ray] de Chau- 
mont; de Monplaisir's claim for the hospital; 
[Alexander] Gillon's statements respecting the 
Bon Ihmime Richard. Auto, draft. 5 pp. C. C. 
193, 21. 

1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To S[amuel] Huntington 

-^uG. 9 [Philadelphia]. Maritime matters; John Adams 

offence to P^rench court; bills of Congress; neu- 
tral commerce. Auto, draft signed. 5 pp. 

600-604 

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1780 [Franklin, Bctijiimin.l Pa.ssy. To Slunmel] lluiitino-ton 

Alt;. 10 [Philiidolphiiij. Conite D'Estiiijjii to take com- 

maiid of French and Spanish lU'ot; alliance for 
protection of neutral trade; displeasure of French 
Court will be explained by Chevalier la Luzerne; 
shipment of supplies; money furnished Jay and 
Adams and Bcaumarchais interest paid; [Henry J 
Laurens's bills accepted; work of ijrivateers 
Black Prince and Bhick Princess; clamor over 
depreciation of Continental currency; complaints 
of [Arthur] Lee, [Ralph] Izard and Capt. [Pierre] 
Landais against Franklin. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

605 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 25. 

1780 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To James Lovell [Phi la- 

AuG. 10 delpliiaj. Correspondence. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

606 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888. 7, lift. 

1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Pas.sy. To [Capt.] John Paul 

AiG. 12 Jones [L'Orient]. Orders to sail to America. 

A. L. S. 1 p. C. C. 193, 363. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10, 379. 

1780 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

Sep. 4 [Benjamin Franklin, Passy]. French consular 

oflacers to the U. S. have been appointed, l)ut 

their duties have not yet been determined; asks 

for information, or regulations, if he has the 

power to frame them. Contemporary copy. 2 

pp. (In French.) 2568 

2** copy of same 3 pp. 2569-70 

1780 [Franklin, Benjamin.] To Comte de Vergennes [Ver- 

Sep. 7 sailles]. Appointment of Consuls by Congress. 

Copy. 2 pp. 607 

I'rinted: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. isa^. 7, 123. 

1780 Schweighauser, John D. to Benjamin Franklin. See: 

Sep. 7 Franklin to Vergennes, 1784, Jan. 12. 

1780 Cooper, S[amucl]. Boston. Extract of a letter to B[enja- 

Sep. 8 min] Franklin [Pas.sy J. Court of inquiry on Capt. 

[Pierre 1 Landais; [Arthur] Lee's po.sition. In 

W.T. Franklin's handwriting. 1 p. C. C. 193, 

873. 

Enclosed in: Franklin, William Temple to John 
Paul Jones, 1780, Nov. 5. (q. v.) 
1780 [Franklin, Benjamin.] To Comte de Vergennes, [Ver- 

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84 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

[Ferdinand] Grand's statement of funds neces- 
sary; drafts of Congress; abilit}" of States to repay. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. 608 

[1780] Grand, Ferdinand. Paris. Estimate of funds required 

[Sep. 20] ^^ def ra3^ interest due Beaumarchais, meet Jay's 

demands, Henry Laurens' expenses, Jonathan 
Williams jr's etc. 

July 11 Lovell, James and William Churchill Houston. Philadel- 
phia. To Benjamin Franklin [Pass}"]. Expenses 
of the cooperating forces require drawing of 
accompanying bills of exchange. 

May 19 Continental Congress. Philadelphia. Resolve directing 
drawing of bills on Benjamin Franklin and John 
Jay. 

July 12 Huntington, Samuel. Philadelphia. Extract of a letter 
to Franklin. [James] Searle has bills drawn by 
Congress on Franklin to amount of £100,000. 
Copies. 4 pp. 609 

Enclosed in Franklin to Vergennes 1780, Sep. 
20. q. V. 
[Jones, John Paul.] At sea. To B[enjamin] Franklin 
[Pass}"]. Enlistment of men claimed by a French 
privateer; proofs of [Donatien Le Rslj de] Chau- 
mont's mischief. Auto, draft. 4 pp. J. 
[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To J[ohn] Adams [Hol- 
land]. Efi'orts of America and the weight the}" 
have in Europe. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 610 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 132. 

F[ranklin] B[enjamin]. Passy. To Georgiana Shipley 
[England]. Personal matters. Auto, draft ini- 
tialed by W. T. F. 2 pp. 611 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 134. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Dr. [Richard] Price 
[London]. The new Parliament; religious toler- 
ation in America. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 612 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 139. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] To Dr. [Thomas] Ruston [London]. 
Financiering in America. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

614 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 137. 

Anonymous. Philadelphia. Letter [to Benjamin Frank- 
lin, Passy]. Financial measures of Congress and 
depreciation of the currency; Sir Henry Clinton 
at Charleston; [Maj.J Gen. [Horatio] Gates at 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN I'APf^RS 85 

Camden; [Britj. Gen. Fniiuis] Marion's and Col. 
[Otho Holland] Williams's victories; Count de 
Guichen and Admiral Rodney; Arnold's treason 
and Andre's ]):irt tlu'rcin; manieuvres of Lord 
Cornwallis in the the South. Copy. 8 pp. 615-18 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[cnjamin] Franklin 

^'*^''"- ^'^ [PassyJ. The storm that com[)elle<l his return to 

port; public store.s and news of the other ships. 
Auto, draft. 8 pp. C. C. 193, 303. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul. J L'Orient. To H[enjaminJ Franklin 

Oct. 20 [Passy]. Prevention of Chester, Capt. Smith, 

Mr. West and Doctors Brown and Wilson from 

o-oing- to Eng-land. Auto, draft. 3 pp. C. C. 

193, 325. 

[1780] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Dialogue with the Gout. Auto. 

[Oct. 22] draft in pencil. 1 p. (In French.) 619 

This is but a p4)rtion of the entire dialogue which is printed, in Eng 
lish: Works (Bigclow) X. Y. 1888. 7, HO. 

1780 Fitzpatrick, William. [London?] To [Benjamin Frarik- 

^^"^' '^^ lin, PassyJ. [Henry] L[auren.s;]'s imprisonment; 

Cornwallis and Tarleton's butcheries in South 
Carolina; creation of new members of Hou.se of 
Lords; reenforcements for America; [Charles 
Wolf ran] Cornwall, proposed b}' [George Sack- 
ville] Lord Germaine, elected Speaker of Com- 
mons over Sir Fletcher Norton. Contemporary 
copy in different hands 4 pp. Noted as signed 
in original: "W™ Fitzpatrick in the same hand as 
used to sign W'" Singleton Church" 621 

1780 Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To [Capt. John 

Nov. 5 Paul] Jones, L'Orient. F^nclosing a letter. 

A. L. S. 1 p. C. C. 193, 869. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To William [Temple] 

Nov. 11 Franklin [Passy]. Passports for Chestei- and 

others; news from America of [Arthur| Lee. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. J. 

1780 Franklin, B[enjaminJ. To [Edward) Naii'ue. [London]. 

^'"v. 13 H^'grometer for measuring humidity of air. 

L. S. 8 pp. 622-25 

I'rinted: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1S88. 7, 151. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

Nov. 17 [Passy]. Explanation of purchases of slops, shot 

and medicine. Auto, draft. 2 pp. C. C. 193, 
315. 



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1780 Continental Congress. Philadelphia. To King Louis 

^o\. 22 XVI, of France. Loan of twent}^ five million 

livres necessarj^ to vigorous prosecution of the 

war. D. S. of Saml. Huntington, attested by 

Charles Thomson. 7 pp. 634r-40 

P^^nted: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 157. 

[Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 
[Passy]. Claim of prize money. Auto, draft. 

1 p. C. C. 168, 2, 455. 
Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Capt. John Paul] 

Jones, L'Orient. [James] Mo^dan's l)ills for 
medicines; replacement of damaged stores. L. S. 

2 pp. C. C. 193, 319. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10, 379. 

1780 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

Nov. 2B [Benjamin] Franklin, [Passy.] Funds to meet the 

drafts of Congress. Copy 2 pp. (In French.) 641 

Translation printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888 7, 158. 

1780 Continental Congress. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin 

Nov. [28] Franklin [Pass}']. Letter to the King; supplies, 

loans etc. Auto, draft by Charles Thomson. 
4 pp. C. C. 25, 1, 371. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 163. 

1780 Franklin, Benjamin. Passy. To Samuel Huntington 

Dec. 2 [Philadelphia]. Payment for supplies furnished 

French forces in America. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 642 

Printed: Works, (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 163. 

1780 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass}'. To Samuel Huntington 

Dec. 3 [Philadelphia]. England and Holland; supplies; 

drafts of Congress etc. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 643 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7,169. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

Dec. 4 [Passy]. Gourlade's delay in transmitting de- 

spatches. Auto, draft. 1 p. C. C. 193, 329. 
1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

Dec. 8 [Passy]. Gourlade's neglect to transmit de- 

spatches. Auto, draft. 1 p. C. C. 193, 327. 
1780 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Pass}'. To [Capt. John Paul] 

Dec. 9 Jones [L'Orient]. Letters for America; [Sam- 

uel] Wharton's gout shoes. L. S. 2 pp. C. C. 
193, 331. 

Prinlud: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10,380. 

1780 [Jones, John Paul.] L'Orient. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

^^^- 1^ [Passy]. Setting sail for America; stores on the 

Ariel; A[rthui'] Lee and the cabal. Auto, draft. 
2 pp. C. C. 193, 335. 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 87 

1780-1 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Fnioinont of diary. A. D. H pp. 

Dec. 18- Endorsed hv Franklin: "Part of Journal ITso- 

Jan. 29 ^-y^ ,, 645-49 

rriiitfd: \V(irks (HiKi-lowi N. V. 1Ss,h. 7, 17'J. 

[1780] Continental Congress. [Philadelphia.) To Benjamin 

[Dec. 27] Franklin [Passy]. Additional in.<tructions on 

subject of [Lt. Col.], John Laurens commission. 

Draft. '2 pp. Endorsed: "Agreed to Deer :^7th 

ITSO." C. C. 25, 1. 385. 

Printofi: l)i[)ln. Corrcs. ( Wliiirtdii i Wu^liii. l^v.i. l, Jll. 

[1780?] James, Abel. [England.] To [Benjamin] Franklin [Poissy]. 

Notes of his life [for the autobioo^raphyj; iron 
and steel industry in Enjrland. The notes, made 
by Franklin as an outline for his autobiography. 
14 pp. Endorsed by Jeflfer.son: " Notes of Doc- 
tor Franklin's life written by himself" 

Le Veillard, . Notes of Franklin's life. 7 pp. (In 

French). Endorsed by Jetierson: '' Notes of Dr 
Franklin's life taken from himself by Mons. Le 
Veillard of Passy " Contemporary copies. 25 

The James letter is printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1887. 1, ItX). 

1781 H[untington,] S[amuel]. Philadelphia. To Benjamin 

Jax. 1 Franklin [Passyj. Declaration of [Catherine II,], 

Empress of Russia and [Lt.] Col. [John] Laurens's 

mission to France. C. C. 15, 192. 

1781 Lewis, F[rancis]. Questions in letter to B[enjamin] Frank- 

Jax. 2 lin respecting cruise of Capt. John Paul Jones, 

capture of the Sempis and Capt. [Pierre] Lan- 

dais. Letter-press copy. '1 pp. C. C. 168. 2, 

177. 

1781 H[untington,J S[amuel]. Philadelphia. To Benjamin 

j,vN-. 4 Franklin [Passy]. Enclosing resolve directing 

application to French Court to aid in procuring 
release of Henry Laurens. C. C. 15, 198. 
1781 Franklin, WlilliamJ T[empleJ. Passy. To G[eorge] Fox 

Jan. 10 [France]. Correspondence and friendship. Con- 

temporary copy. ^^^^ 

[Note: The letters from W. T. Franklin from Jan. 10 to Dec. 29, 1781 
are copied consecutively on folio pages luimbered 117-16S. To give 
the number of pages taken up by each letter would be misleading: it 
has not therefore been done.] 

1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To [Ferdinand] 

Jan. 11 Grand [Paris]. Acceptance of [Donatien Le Ray 

de] Chaumont's drafts. Contemporary co])y. 

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1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Pass3\ To John Adams, 

Jan. 11 Amsterdam]. Bookkeeping method of bills of 

exchange. Contemporary cop3^ 3001-2 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin]. Passy. To M. Bertrand [Paris]. 

^^^- 11 Information respecting Joseph Redmond. Auto. 

draft. 1 p. 652 

1781 F[ranklin] B[enjamin]. Passy. To D. Duchemin [Paris?]. 

J-^^- 12 Will employ him as steward. Draft signed, 

1 p. ^ 653 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To — - — Bo wens. Per- 

Jax. 12 sonal articles sent from England; books sent by 

[Thomas?] Digges. Draft. 2 pp. 654 

1781 [Franklin. Benjamin.] Passy. To [Francis] Coffyn, Dun- 

Jan. 13 kirk. English declaration of war on Holland; 

remittances from [Samuel?] Wharton; Hemin- 

way the only man to appear here. Auto, draft. 

1 p. 655 

F[ranklin,] W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To J[ohn] 

Vaughan [France]. Oath of allegiance to the 

United States. Contemporary copy. 3002 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Charles W. F.] Dumas 

[The Hague]. His services; England's unjust 

war on Holland. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 656 

Printed; Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1SS9. 4, 240. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass3^ To Dr. Benjamin Water- 
house, Leyden. Death of Dr. [John] Fothergill. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 657 

Pruited: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 189. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass3\ To L. de Neuf ville, Amster- 
dam. Information of the Princess Deskau; 
[Thomas?] Digges situation; enquires about [Sir 
John?] Temple. Auto, draft. 1 p. 658 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Gourlade & Mo5dan 
[L'Orient]. Three louis d'ors to be paid Capt. 
Nicholas Broughton. 

Franklin to Capt Isaac All [L'Orient]. His bill of exchange; 
personal matters. Drafts. 2 pp. 659 

[Franklin, AMUiam Temple.] Passy. To Jonathan Wil- 
liams [jr.], Nantes. Acceptance of his drafts. 
Contemporary copy. 3003 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] To John Jay, Madrid. King of 
Spain's [Charles HI] offer [regarding loan to 
United States]; Prince Masserano's esteem for 



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Jay and [William] Carmiohael; has not heard 

from Due do C'rillon [^-Malion ^j; finances; [Frod- 
eric'kj Grand's opinion of Manjuis IVAranda's 
influence; [Silas] Deane is in Holland with [John] 
Adams; [Francis] Dana and [.lames] Scarle have 
returned to Paris; credit, currency and affairs 
in America; Spain and the [Mississippi] river; 
England's war with Holland. Auto, draft. 
2 pp. 660 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. ls«9. -1, 241. 

1781 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To William Carmichael 

Jan. 27 [Madrid]. The Due do Crillon [=MahonM and 

the Prince [Masserano]; clothint,^ for America; 
[Conde] Galvez success at Pensacola and Spains 
feelint.- toward America; A[rthur] Lee's pamphlet 
against Franklin; [.loshua] Johnson refused to 
audit [Silas] Deanes accounts; [Ferdinand] Grand's 
opinion of Marquis D'Aranda; Carmichael and 
Jay should cultivate his friendship. Auto, draft 
signed. 2 pp. 661 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Marquis de Castries, 

Jan. 28 [Versailles]. [Francis] Dana and papers relative 

to sinking of the Fairplay by a fort at (Tuada- 

loupe. Auto, draft. 1 p. 663 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [William] Hodgson 

Jan. 80 [Amsterdam]. Money for use in connection with 

prisoners; should see [Thomas^] Digges. Coin'. 

1 p. 665 

1781 Meyrick, James. [London.] To "Maj. Gen" [Brig, (ien.] 

Jan. 30 Benedict Arnold [Virginia]. Investment of funds. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Endorsed by Frank- 
lin: '-Letter from Arnold's Agent, which shows 
the Amount of his Bribe" 763 

Enclosed in Franklin to Lafayette. 1781, May 
14. q. V. 

Printed. Works (Bigelow^ N. V. 1888. 7. -22,1. 

1781 Franklin, Benjamin. To Comte de Vergennes [Ver.sailles]. 

Fkb. 13 Disposition of Congress; reliance upon aid of 

France. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 667 

Printed. Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888. 7. 197. 

1781 Franklin, [Benjamin.] Passy. To [Jac(iues[ Necker [Ver- 

Pp^ 13 sailles). Kequestsattention to letter of l.Ionathan] 

Williams. Auto, draft signed in body of docu- 
ment. 1 p. 669 



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Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Gourlade & Moylan 
[L'Orient]. Shipment of arms left by Capt. [John 
Paul] Jones; [Jonathan] Williams's goods. Copy. 
1 p. 671 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass}^. To M. Buyck, Gand 
[Ghent]. Thomas White's claim; [Donatien Le 
Ra}^] de Chaumont is agent for prizes. Auto, 
draft. 1 p. 673 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Per6 Beccaria [Turin ?]. 
Thanks for his pieces and introduces Steinsk3^ 
Letter-press copy of A. L. 8. 1 p. 677 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [John D.] Schweig- 
hauser [Nantes]. Declines to engage to pay his 
disbursements for the Active; [William] Palfrey 
is coming as consul-general. Letter-press copy 
of A. L. S. 1 p. 679 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Jonathan Williams, 

^^^- 1^ [Nantes]. [Gerard] de RaynevaFs assurance re- 

specting release of Williams's man on application 
to [Marquis] de Castries; [William] Palfrey ap- 
pointed consul general. Copy. 1 p. 675 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Pass^^ To John Holker 
jr. [Philadelphia]. Profits of a mercantile ven- 
ture. Contemporar}^ fopy. 3007 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To Jared Ingersoll 
[Philadelphia]. Shipment of his library from 
England. Contemporary copy. 3003 

Franklin, W[illiara] T[emple]. Passy. To [William] 
Franklin [New York]. Requesting his assistance 
for bearer [Le Veillard] of this letter should he 
be captured b}' the British. Contemporary 
copy. 3003 

F[ranklin,] W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To [Sarah] Bache 
[Philadelphia]. Minor matters; introducing Le 
Veillard; family news. Contemporar3u;opy. 3004 

Franklin, [William Temple.] Passy. To Le Veillard 
[Passy?] His voyage to America. Conteuipo- 
rary copy. (In French.) 3004 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[omple]. Passy. To Jonathan Wil- 
liams [jr.] [Nantes]. His negro; press-copying 
machine. Contemporary copy. 3005 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To J[ohn] Adams [Hol- 
land]. Paj'meut of Congress' draft in favor of 



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N[athanael] Tracy; imprudence of drafts; Sir 
G[cor(^e] (J rand has returned the hook of 
promises; [Henry] Laurens and [William] Pal- 
frey are coming. Auto, draft. 1 p. 681 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. of above with 
additional •; of extract of [John^J Bradford's let- 
ter relating to intercepted bills. 2 pp. 683-5 

Printed: Diplo. Corrcs. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4,266. 

1781 [Franklin, William Temple. J Passy. To Jonathan \\'il- 

Feb. 22 Hams [jr.,] [NautesJ. Convoy for ship to Amer- 

ica; [Antonie Jean Marie] de Thevenard's friend- 
ship for America: [Donatien Le Ray de] Chau- 
mont's complaint of American seamen; cannon 
purchased of [John] Bondtield. Contemporary 
cop3\ 3005 

1781 Franklin, B[enjamin.] Passy. To [Ferdinand] Grand 

Feb. 23 [Paris] Payment of [Thomas^] Diggos's bills in 

favor of U. Johnston A. L. S. 1 p. 687 

1781 Franklin, W[illiam]T[emple]. Passy. To Richard Bache 

Feb. 24 [Philadelphia]. Purchase of seeds. (Contem- 

porary cop3 . 3006 

1781 [Franklin, William Temple]. Passy. To [Jonathan) Wil- 

Feb. 24 Hams [Nantes]. En(;losing an answer to his re- 

quest. Contemporary copy. 3006 

1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To Richard Bat-he 

Feb. 25 [Philadelphia]. Enclosing papers. Contempo- 

rary copy. 3006 

1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To Henry Brom- 

Feb. 25 held jr. [Bordeaux^] John Fletcher's bond. 

Contemporary copy. 3007 

1781 Franklin, W[illiam]T[emple]. Passy. To J[ohn] Vaughan 

Feb. 25 [France]. Nonreceipt of letters. Contemp<H-ary 

copy. 3007 

1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To Jonathan Wil- 

Feb. 28 Hams [jr., Nantes]. Loan office certificates and 

acceptance of bills. Contemporary copy. 3007 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Francis Dana [St. 

^Iak. 2 Petersburg]. [James] LovelPs cipher. 

Mar. 2 Franklin to Fournier jr. [Paris i] The shape of types. (In 

French.) 
Mab. 2 Franklin to Chevalier de Keralio [Paris]. Health of a 

friend. Auto, drafts. 1 p. 2571 



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1781 H[untington] S[amuel]. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Frank- 

J^Iar. 2 lin [Passy]. Enclosing resolve respecting brav- 

ery of [Capt] John Paul Jones. C. C. 15, 283. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] To Comte de Vergennes [Ver- 

^i^R- 6 sailles]. Praying for answer to Congress's appli- 

cation for aids of stores and money. Auto draft. 
1 p. 691 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 200. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To D'Aubenton [Paris?]. 

Mar. 8 Shipment of sugar to John Benezet. Auto, 

draft. 1 p. 693 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Gourlade & Moylan 

Mar. 8 [L'Orient]. Shipment of arms; [Jonathan] Wil- 

liams has the general orders from Marquis de 
Castries. Auto, draft. 1 p. 699 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass3^ To [Jacques] Necker [Ver- 

Mar. 8 sailles]. Introducing Mr Macartney who had 

letters from Chevf de la Luzerne. Auto, draft. 
1 p. 695 

1781 Franklin, B[enjamin], Passy. To Jonathan Williams [jr., 

Mar. 8 Nantes]. Officers clothing and de Chaumont's 

draft; Gourlade & Moylan's shipment of arms; 
A[rthur] Lee and [Ralph] Izard are endeavoring" 
to injure Williams. Copy. 2 pp. 697 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass}'. To [Gerard] de Rayneval 

Mar. 11 [Versailles]. Military supplies for America. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. 701 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 202. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Samuel Huntington 

Mar. 12 [Philadelphia]. Extract relating to his wish to 

retire and recommending William Temple Frank- 
lin to Congress. Copy. 3 pp. 703-5 
See also: Franklin, William Temple. Sketch 
of services, 1789, May 23. 

Entire letter printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 203. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass3\ To Francis Lewis and the 

Mar. 17 Board of Admiralty [Philadelphia]. Cruise of 

the Alliance and expedition under Capt. John 

Paul Jones. Auto, draft. 5 pp. 707-11 

Letter press copy of L. S. C. C. 168, 2, 181. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 210. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass}'. To John D. Schweighauser 

Mar. li) [Nantes]. [William] Palfrey's non-arrival; dis- 

bursements for the Alliance. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

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[Franklin, Bciijiiiniii.J Pussy. To C'upt. [.loluij Buitv 
[L'OrientJ. Rotittinjr tho AlUance; [.loliii D. | 
Schwoighausor, is :i«j;(Mit in iU>sence of [William ] 
Palfrey. Auto, draft. 1 p. 713 

Franklin, [William Temple. J Passy. To Le Veillard 
[L'Orient ^ 1- His voyai,^e to America. Contem- 
porary copy. (In French.) 3008 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] To [Francis] Coffyn, Dunkirk. 
No letter from [Sanuiel] Wharton; troul)le over 
claim.s of Capt. [(JustavusJ Conynoham's crew 
and [William] Hodge [jr's] connection therewith: 
Cony no-ham was with Capt. [John Paul] Jones in 
Holland. Auto, draft. 1 p. 715 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 3J3. 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To John Vaughan 
[France i\. Correspondence. Contemporary co))y . 

3008 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Pa.s.sy. To [Jonathan] \N'il- 
liams [jr.,] [Nantes]. Williams's Memoire to 
[Jacques] Necker; despatches for America; per- 
sonal matters. Contemporary copy. 3008 
1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [William] Hotlgson 
Apr. 1 [Amsterdam]. Robbery of prisoners by [Thoma.s] 
Digges. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 717 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 345. 

1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To William Caslon 

Apr. 5 [London]. Minor personal matters. Contom- 



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1781 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To F[rancis] Dana [Paris]. 

Apr. 7 Opinion regarding Dana's mission to Ru.ssia. 

Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 719 

Letter press copy of A. L. 8. of same. 3 pp. 

721-5 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7. '11\. 

Franklin, Wlilliamj T[emple.] Passy. To J[ohn] Jay 

[ Madrid). Purchase of articles for him in Paris. 

Contemporary copy. 3009 

F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To [William] Carmichael, 

Madrid. Franklin's enemies. Auto, draft signed. 

2 pp. 727 

I'rintwl: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7,22.^). 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] To J[ohn] Jay [Madrid]. Jay's 
promise of a loan; [Francis] Dana appointed 
minister to Russia; [John] Adams commissioned 
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and has negotiated a loan there through [John] 
de Neufville [& Son]; [Ferdinand] Grand's friend- 
ship; Franklin's retirement; Jay to succeed him 
and [William] Carmichael to succeed Jay; [John] 
Laurens, support of credit of Congress and pay- 
ment of bills of Marquis d'Arauda; militar}^ 
stores. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 731 

Printed: Diplo. corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 357. 

[1781?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Memorandum of clothing, gun- 

[Apr. 12?] powder, arms etc. shipped to America by Capt. 

Samson, The Mai'quis de Lafayette and other 

ships. Press copy. 2 pp. Noted in Franklin's 

handwriting: " given to Col. Laurens" 733-5 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Triol, Roux & Co. , Mar- 
seilles. Payment of interest on loan to Congress. 
Auto, draft^ 1 p. 729 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To AV[illiam] Car- 
michael [Madrid]. Minor personal matters. 
Contemporary copy. 3009 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Lieut. A. M. Woedtke. 
Information regarding his brother, late [Baron] 
de Woedtke. Auto, draft 1 p. 737 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To J[ohn] Jay 
[Madrid]. Purchase of a watch, etc. Contem- 
porar}^ copy. 1310 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To William Car- 
michael [Madrid]. Purchases made for him in 
Paris. Contemporary copy. 3010 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To [Jonathan] 
Williams [jr.,] [Nantes]. Personal matters. Con- 
temporary copy. 3011 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To [Richard] Neave 
& Son [London]. Payment of his drafts on 
America. Contemporary copy. 3011 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Vicomte de Boudoire. 
M. d'Admiral's shipment of sugar; inquiry should 
be made of [Jean] Holker. Auto, draft. 1 p. 739 

Franklin, B[enjamin.] Passy. To [John D.] Schweig- 
hauser [Nantes]. Payment of bill; will speak to 
[Jacques] Necker; [John] Laurens and stores. 
Copy. 1 p. 741 

Jay, John to Samuel Huntington. See: Franklin, William 
Temple. Sketch of services, 1789, May 23. 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 95 

1781 [franklin. BcnjumiM.l Passy. To Gourlado & Moylan 

Apr '>3 [L'OiiiMitl. Ac-counts of Tossier, La doldir cVc 

Pothonnior & Co.; [Jonathan] Williams approval 

and nu'thod of drawing- l)ills. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

743 

1781 [Franklin. William Temple.] Passy. To Georg(> Fox 

\p„ o.. IFrancel. llishealth; news from America. Oon- 

APR. ^O L J '1011 

temporary copy. 
1781 [Franklin. Benjamin.] Passy To [Anne Robert Jacques] 

Apr 25 Marquis Turgot [Parish- C.iivino- a book trom 

the library of his brother; a machine for copymg 
letters o1)tained for him in London, l)ut not paid 
for; asks that it be sent to him at Abl)eMorel- 
let's. Contemporary copy. 1 p. (1" French.) 

2572 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [William] Hod^>^on 

Apr. 25 [Amsterdam]. [Thomas?] Digges s villainy; Fes- 

sier^s draft. Auto, draft. 1 p. 745 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To John Adams [Holland]. 

Apr ^>9 Payment of his drafts; [John] Laurens s requests; 

peace commissioners in America; introduces 

" Major" [^Villiam] Jackson. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

Printed in part: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 'i^s. 

1781 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Maniuis de Turgot 

May 1 [Paris?]. Description of stove. Copy. 2 pp. '^^ 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7. 229. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy.] To [John] Laurens [Paris] 

M^y4 Payment of drafts. Copy. 1 p. ^^^ 

1781 [Franklin. Benjamin.] Passy. To J[ohn] Jay [Madrid]. 

M.v5 [Brig.] Gen. [Daniel] Morgans account of his 

eno-a-ement with [Lt. Col. Banastre] larleton 
[at'Cowpens]; [John] Laurens's approbation of ac- 
ceptance of drafts of I John D] Schweighauser in 
favor of [Henry] Laurens; naval stores; [.lolmj 
\dams appointed M[inister] P[lenipotentiary] to 
Holland; engagement between French and Ln- 
glish fleet off Virginia Capes and abandonment ot 
Pensacola. Auto, draft. 1 p. 752 

Printod: IMplo. Corres. (Wash.). 1889. 4,399. 

1781 [Franklin. Benjamin.] Passy To Gov^ [Thomas] Jeffer- 

May6 son [Virginia]. Introducing Mr. Grieve; caseot 

[John] Paradies who married a daughter of Col. 

Ludwell. Auto, draft. 1 p. 753 



96 BETfJAMIN FKANKLIN PAPERS 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] To Gen. [George] Washington 

May 6 [New Windsor, N. Y.]. Introducing Mr. Grieve. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. 754 

1781 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To Antoine Court de Ge- 

May 7 belin [Paris]. Tlie Indian language, compass 

etc. Copy signed. 4 pp. 755 

2*^ copy. 2 pp., with biographic note of Court 

de Gebelin. 756 and 757 

Printerl: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 232. 

1781 F[ranklin,] B[eniamin]. To Francis Dana [Amsterdam]. 

May 11 Credit through [Ferdinand] Grand at St Peters- 

burg; letter of recommendation to Count Oster- 
man. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 758 

Printed: Diplo. Corres (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 407. 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To Joseph Gal- 
loway [London?]. Requesting [Benjamin] 
Franklin's will. Contemporary copy. 3012 

F[ranklin,] W[illiam] T[emple]. Pass^^ To James Wood- 
mason [London]. Letter press copying ma- 
chine. Conteniporary copy. 3012 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Richard Bache and 
wife, Philadelphia]. Ben[jamin Franklin Bache]'s 
letters; Marquis de Marbois' account of Mrs 
Bache's patriotic activity. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

759 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Samuel Huntington 

May 14 [Philadelphia]. Grant of money from France; 

maritime affairs, exchange of prisoners etc. 

Auto, draft. 3 pp. 760 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 241. 

1781 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. To Marquis de Lafayette [New 

May 14 Windsor? N. Y.]. Arnold's treason; England's 

course; Franklin's successor. Auto, draft 

signed. 3 pp. 761-2 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 234. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Francis Lewis [Phila- 
delphia]. Drafts of Congress. Auto, draft. 
1 p. 769 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 247. 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To G[eorge] Fox 
[France?]. News from America. Contemporary 
copy. 3013 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Pa.ssy. To J[ohn] Adams [Amster- 
dam]. Inconvenience of Adams's drafts; rate of 
interest; has written to Fitzeaux, Grand & Co.; 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 97 

drafts of Coiigre.ss and French financial plans; 
[Jiinios] LovelTs assurance; Adams's and Jay's 
drafts come to Franklin for jjaynicnt; export 
duties in America; Franklin's retirement; Adm' 
La Motte Picquet and privateers' prizes; accounts 
of actions between Destouches and Arbothnot, 
Greene and Cornwallis to be published in Hol- 
land. Auto, draft. 4 pp. 770 

Printed in part: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1S88. 7, 24S. 

1Y81 [Franklin, William Temple.] Fassy. To [S 1 Bersolle 

^^•^'^' -*^ [Brest]. Forwarding- of letters and despatches. 

Contemporary copy. 3013 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Fassy. To [John] Laurens [Brest]. 

^^^^' -^ [Jacques] Necker has been succeeded by Joly 

de Fleury; payment of Gourlado & Moylan's 
account. 
Franklin to Gourlade & Moylan [L'Orient]. [Jonathan] 
Williams has approved the account in favor of 
Pothonnier & Co; Laurens's draft is necessary. 
Auto, drafts. 1 p. 778 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Pothonnier & Co. 

^^i^^'--^ [L'Orient?]. Payment of Gourlade & Moylan's 

account; [John] Laurens's approval and Frank- 
lin's promises. Auto, draft. 1 p. 779 
1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passv. To Dr. [Samuel] Cooper 
^^'*^^' ^^ [Boston]. Grants of mone}' and supplies through 
[Lt] Col. [flohn] Laurens; [Massachusetts] new 
constitution; effect of currency depreciation on 
French merchants; Cooper's letter in praise of 
d'Estaign, translated by I'Abljc MorcUet ami pub- 
lished; Cooper's sermon; Franklin's retirement. 
Auto, draft. 3 pp. 767 

Printed in part: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 188S. 7.244. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Comte de \'ergennes 

J^-'^'^ ■* [Versailles]. [John] Laurens's purchase of cloth- 

ing in Ilollanti; payment of drafts on [Henry] 
Laurens, [Joim] Jay and [John] Adams; montn' 
subject to drafts of Gen. [George] Washington; 
retention of part of money granted. Auto, 
drafts. 1 p. 780 

Printed: Diplo. (;orres. (Wharton) Wash. 1S89. 4. 467. 

1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Pa.s.sy. To William 

^^^^^ McCreery [France]. ()t)taining- passage for 

America. Contemporary copy. 3013 

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98 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] To John Adams [Amsterdam]. 

June 5 Drafts in favor of Capt. [John] Jo3'ner; [John] 

Laurens's and Commodore [Alexander] Gillon's 

purchases of supplies. Auto, draft. 1 p. 781 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 470. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To M. Mallet, Havre. 

June 7 Information respecting- William Williams. Draft 

with corrections by Franklin. 1 p. (In French) 

827 
1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To [Jonathan] 

Junes Williams [jr.,] [Nantes]. Seeking information of 

a person claiming to be a relative. Contempo- 
rary copy. 3014 
1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To George Clifford & 
June 8 Teysser, Amsterdam. [Le Ray] de Chaumont's 
answer regarding protesting of bills and [Jean] 
Holker's credit. Auto, draft. 1 p. 781 

1781 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

June 8 [Benjamin] Franklin, [Passy] Purchase of cloth- 

ing in Holland and the payment of drafts. L. S. 
2 pp. (In French.) 783 

2** copy. 2 pp. 800 

This copy enclosed in Franklin to Sam\ Hunt- 
ington 1781, June 11. q. v. 

Translation printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 249. 

1781 M[orris,] R[obert]. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Franklin 

June 8 [Passy]. Appointment as Superintendent of 

Finance; selection of Le Couteulx & Co as 
bankers of the fund granted by the King for the 
present campaign and inquiry as to their tinancial 
standing. M., A, 111. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 483. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] To D. Wendorp and Thomas Hope 

June 8 He3iiger [Amsterdam?]. Privateers and em- 

ployments that should be exempted from inter- 
ruption even in war. Auto, draft. 1 p. 784 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7.250. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To "Major" [William] 

June 9 Jackson, Amsterdam. Payment of [John] Lau- 

ren.s's drafts; [Jean] de Neufville and term of bills; 

objections of France to Holland purchases; [John] 

Adams promissory note. Auto, draft. 1 p. 785 

1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To G[eorge] Fox 

J*^'^'^^^ [France]. Personal matters; the Opera-house 

fire. Contemporar}^ copy. 3014 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 99 

1781 [Franklin, Beujumin.J Tu-ssy. To Cointe cle Vcrg-ennes 

Ji^-^'J^ 1^ [Versailles]. Drafts for [John] I^aurens's pur- 

chases in Holland; Conniiodore [AlcxanderJ (iil- 
lon's supplies; [John] Jay and Spanish loan; [Le 
Ray] de Chaumont's delays; orders from Con- 
gress and credit of United States; drafts on Jay, 
[Henr}'] Laurens, [John] Adams and himself; over 
draft of funds received from de Harvelay; refusal 
of acceptance of bills. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 786-7 
Letter press copy of L. S. of same, s i)p. 

788 95 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, ■1N=>. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To John Adams [Amster- 

J^'^'^ 11 dam]. Charge of his expenses. Auto, draft. 

2 pp. 796 
Letter press copj' of L. S. of same. 2 pp. 

797-8 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7. 254. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass3\ To Samuel Huntington 

Jt>"E 11 [Philadelphia.] Disposition of French loans. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. 799 

Enclosing letter Vergennes to Franklin. 1781, 

June 8, q. v. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888. 7, 263. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Comte de Vergennes 

J^'NEii [Versailles]. Delay in payment of [Lt. Col. 

Louis] Toussard's pension; loss of ship in which 
U. S. Consul [-General William Palfrey] was com- 
ing. Auto, draft. 1 p. 801 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 493. 

1781 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Pa.ssy. To [John ] Adams [Amster- 

•li'^'Eii dam]. Payment of salary as minister; items of 

expense etc. Press copy of a contemporary copy. 

3 pp. T. J. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888. 7, J.'vl. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To[Jean?] Durival [Parish]. 

JL^•El2 Methods of keeping accounts; receipts to do liar- 

vela}'; misunderstandings between [Silas] Deane, 
[Arthur] Lee and [Caron]de Boauniarchais; review 
of transactions from 177t> with Hortalez t^- Co; 
exchange of receipts. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 802 
Letter press copy of L. S. of same. 7 pp. 803 9 
Enclosing extracts from letters from Franklin, 
Deane and Lee to Committee of Foreign Af- 
airs, 1777, Mar. 12 & Oct. 7. (|. v. 810 

Printed without the extracts. Diplo. Corres ( Wharton i Wa>h. 1.h>9. 
4, 499. 



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1781 Continental Congress. Commission to John Adams, Ben- 

JtNE 15 jamin Franklin, Henry Laurens and Thomas Jef- 

ferson to accept mediation of the Empress of 
Russia [Catherine II] and Emperor of German}^ 
[Frederick IIJ in bringing about peace. Auto, 
draft bj' Charles Thomson. Ip. C. C. 25,1,345. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 502. 

1781 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

June 17 [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Has taken no part 

in the expenditure of the six millions granted to 
Congress through John Laurens; does not know 
of the arrangements made between Laurens and 
Gillon; may obtain information from Veinerange; 
disposition of funds from loan opened in Holland 
rests with Congress. L. S. '2 pp. (In French.) 

2573 

1781 [Huntington Samuel.] [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Benja- 

JuNE 18 min] Franklin [Passy]. Appointment of J[ohn] 

Jay, Henr}" Laurens, Thomas Jefferson and J[ohn] 
Adams Commissioners to negotiate peace. Draft. 
2 pp. Endorsed: "passed 18 June 1781" C. C. 
25, 429. 

1781 Huntington, Samuel. Philadelphia To B[enjamin] Frank- 

JuNE 19 lin [Passy]. Appointment of [John] Jay, H[enry] 

Laurens, T[homas] Jefferson and J[ohn] Adams, 
Commissioners with Franklin to negotiate peace; 
his retirement. L. S. Marked: "Duplicate.'' 
2 pp. Endorsed b}^ Franklin: "Refusal of my 
Demi.ssion" 812 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 511. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. "To J. Rocquette, a Else- 

•TiNE 21 vier & Freres Roquettes " [Amsterdam]. Payment 

of bills; loan-office certificates. Copy. 1 p. 813 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To[JohnD.] Schweighauser 

June 26 [Nantes]. Relief for Capt. Pickles. Auto, draft. 

1 p. 814 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Comte de Vergennes 

J^'ne27 [Ver.saillesJ. [Dayid] Hartlej'^s proposition look- 

ing toward peace; answer to same. Auto, draft. 
1 p. 815 

Printed: DipU). Corres. (Wlmrton) Wash. issy. 1,522. 

[1781] [Franklin, Bcnjuniiii.] To Fizeaux tit [Grand. Amster- 

[Jcne28] damj. Retention of money ordered sent to 

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11781J Franklin. To Coinniodore [Alexmidcr] (iilloii or Capt. 

•^'''^-^ [John] Joynei[Tho HaoueJ. Kcturn of money 

shipped, to Fizeaux & Grand. Auto, drafts. 1 p. 

816 

Mutilated to make a tailor's pattern. 

1781 F[ranklin,]B[enjamin]. Passy. To Fizeaux c\^ (irand fAni- 

•^^'^^'^''^ sterdanij. Retention of money. 

Franklin to [John] Adams [Am.sterdamJ. Drawing of 
bills; [John] Laurens's expenditures. Auto. 
drafts. 1 p. 817 

Franklin to Adams printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Waxh. 1889 
4, 528. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [John] Jay [Madrid]. 

^^'^^'^^ Payment of drafts of Congress. Auto, draft. 

1 P- 818 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 528. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To '"Major" [William] 

"^^'^^''^ Jackson [Amsterdam]. Purchases in Holland 

and credit of the United States. Auto, draft. 

1 P- 819 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1>W. 7, 268. 

1781 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To "' Majr." [William] Jack- 

'^^'^^' ^ «on, [Amsterdam]. Threat of proceedings against 

Franklin. A. L. S. 1 p. 820 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 260. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Fizeaux & Grand [Am- 

'^^'^^ ^ sterdamj. Order from the [French] Ministry for 

retention of money. Auto, draft. 1 p. 821 

1781 H[untington,] S[aniuel]. Philadelphia. To Benjamin 

J^LY 5 Franklin [Passy]. Exchange of Lt. Gen. [John] 

Burgoyne for Henry Laurens. C. C. 16, 35. 
1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To -Major" [William |Jack- 

•^^■"'^ son [Amsterdam]. Purchase of supplies in Hol- 

land and suspension of payments by Franklin. 
Auto, draft. 3 pp. 822 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 188.S. 7, 2tUi. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] To C'omte de V'ergennes ( V(>rsailles]. 

[PalteauJ Veimerange's estimates of furniture 
ordered by [John] Laurens; the Holland loan; 
[Ferdinand] (Jrand's notitication of suspension of 
payment; Capt. [Alexand('i| (iillon's conduct; 
stoppage of shipment of luoiioy |to the United 
Saites] and credit to Veimerange tSc Sabbatier 
[Fils v!C: Desprez.] Auto, draft. 2 pp. 824 

L. 8. 8 pp. 825 

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[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy, To William Hodgson, Lon- 
don. Money for prisoners through [Ferdinand] 
Grand; exchange of Veillard; no faith in [Thomas] 
Digges. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 826 

Temple, J[ohn]. Amsterdam. To B[enjamin] Franklin 
[Pass}^]. Intended visit to Paris; regards of 
friends in England. A. L. S. ■! pp. 827 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [William Jackson, The 
Hague]. The Holland purchases; his impudence 
rebuked. Auto, draft, tt pp. 828-9 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 266. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Chev. [Palteau] de 
Veime range [Versailles]. Loss of stores and 
clothing furnished by Sabatier, [Fils] & Desprez; 
[John] Laurens expenditures; supplying the loss. 
Auto draft. 2 pp. 830 

Cop3' of same, 2 pp. (In French) 831 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy.] Quotations [from MiltonJ. 

July 11 "My Ink with a little Loaf Sugar." "So when 

some Angel, by divine command" etc. "The 

same Ink without Sugar." "It must be so — 

Plato, thou reason'st well" etc. A. D. 1 p. 832 

1781 F[ranklin,]B[enjamin]. Passy. To Fizeaux «fe Grand [Am- 

JuLY 11 sterdam]. Capt. [W^illiam] Jackson's demand; 

retention of money. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

833 

1781 Jackson, W[illiam]. Passy. Order withdrawing [Jacques] 

July 11 Necker's order to Fitzeaux & [Grand] respecting 

shipment of money to the United States by Ben- 
jamin Franklin's direction. Contemporary copy 
attested "True Copy W. T. F." 1 p. 834 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Samuel Huntington 

July 11 [Philadelphia]. Retention of funds in Europe 

that were designed for shipment to America. 

Auto draft. 1 p. 835 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 559. 

This letter was sent to Huntington in his capacity of President of 
the Continental Congress, but Thomas McKean had then succeeded 
him to that office. 

1781 M[orris,] R[obert]. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Franklin 

J^^Y 13 [Pass}']. The public credit; aid from France and 

Spain; depreciation of interest bearing certifi- 
cates etc. M., A, 146. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1S88. 7,270. 



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1781 M[orris|, Robert. Pliiliulclphiu. To Benjamin Franklin 

July 14 [Passy]. Establishment of a national bank; 

credit in Europe, oon-esjx indents etc. M., A, 
159. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wawh". l««y. 4, o7l. 

I Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To J[ohn] Temple [Amster- 
danij. The inconveniences he will suffer in his 
proposed visit to France; news of acquaintances. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 836 

[Franklin, William Temple. J Passy. To S Hartley 

[P^ngland]. His case in France. Contemporary 
copy. 3015 

F[ranklin, William TempleJ. Passy. To [JamesJ Wood- 
mason [London]. Stationery supplies. Contem- 
porary cop3'. 3015 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Baron de Thun [Paris]. 
Rev. M. Auer's request; power of attorney to 
sue should be sent to [Jean] Holker. Auto, 
draft. 1 p. 838 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [William] Hodo^son 

July 17 [London]. Recovery through Boutte & Co. of 

money from [Thomas] Digges; exchange of pris- 
oners. Auto draft. 1 p. 837 
1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Baron de Thun [Paris]. 
July 18 Answer to M. Auer's letter. 

Franklin. To Rev. Mr. Auer, Wirtemburg. Claim of 
widow Hockterin against Christian Schneider of 
Pennsylvania: Richard Bache's assistance; suit 
through [Jean] Holker. Auto, drafts. 2 pp. 839 

M[orris,] R[obert]. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Franklin 
[Passv]. The Holland loan; transportation of 
specie etc. M., A, 192. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. i, 'i90. 

[Franklin, Benjamin. ] Passy. To Felix Vicq d' Azyr [Ver- 
sailles]. Power of infection in dead l)odies. 
Auto, draft. 4 pp. Extract from Courier de 
V Europe added in different hand and in French. 

840 1 

Printed: Works (Hit'olow) N. V. isss. 7, T,^^. 

1781 M| orris, 1 R[o})ert]. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Franklin 

July 21 | Passy]. Depreciation of Penn.sylvania l»ills of 

credit; specitic supplies; scheme^ for payment of 
drafts. M., A, 196. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (WhartoiO Wash. 1SH9. 4, 598. 



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1781 McK[eaii,] T[homa,s]. Philadelphia. To [Benjamin] Frank- 

Jt'LY 21 lin [Pass}']. Appointment of Francis Dana Sec- 

retaiy to the Commissioners for negotiating peace 

until he can proceed to Russia as minister. C. C. 

16, 45. 

[Franklin William Temple.] Passy. To Jonathan Wil- 
liams [jr., Nantes]. Capt. [Gustavus] Conyng- 
ham's proposed cruise. Contemporary copy. 

3015 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To Jonathan Wil- 
liams [jr.,] [Nantes]. Current events. Contem- 
porary copy. 3015 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To John Jay [Mad- 
rid]. Personal matters; public Unances. Con- 
temporary copy. 3016 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Robert Morris [Phila- 
delphia]. United States finances in Europe. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. 842 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 18S8. 7, 280. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Robert Morris [Phila- 
delphia]. Appointment as Superintendent of 
Finance; critics and bug-writers. Auto, draft. 
1 p. 843 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7,279. 

178fl. [Temple, John.] Amsterdam. To [Benjamin Franklin 

July 26 Passy]. Services to America; British ministr3''s 

misinformation; [Joseph] Galloway's falsehoods; 
Temple's interview with Lord North; the affair 
of the Hutchinson letters and Temple's part 
therein; his losses and claim for compensation; 
wants testimonial from Franklin to establish his 
claim. A. L. S. 12 pp. 846-8 

Franklin, W[illiam Temple]. Passy. To W[illiam] Carmi- 
chael [Madrid]. Personal affairs; [John] Adams 
visit to Comte de Vergennes. Contemporary 
copy. 3017 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass3\ To [John] Bondfield [Bor- 
deaux]. His accounts; [Le Ray de] Chaumont's 
objections as to weight of cannon. Auto, draft. 
1 p. 849 

F[ranklin,] W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To [Jonathan] 
Williams Ijr.,] [NantesJ. Press-copy experi- 
ments. Contemporary copy. 3017 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 105 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass}'. To [Gerard] de Rayneval 

Aici. 5 [Versailles]. Sending- account of supplies ship- 

ped on the Marquis de Lufdijctie. Auto, di-aft. 
1 p. 850 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To J[ohn] Adams [Amster- 

^^^'- *' dam]. Payment of salaries. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

J'riiited: Works (Bigeliiw) N. Y. ISW. 7. 282. 851 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Capt. Moses Brown, 

Aug. 6 Amsterdam. Passport to Benjamin .Toy: on 

recommendation of [Thomas] Digges; Brown's 

prize. Auto, draft. 1 p. 854 

Printed: Diplo. Corros. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4,623. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pas.sy. To [Charles W. F.] Dumas 

AiG. 6 [The Hague [. Intelligence from Holland. Auto. 

draft. 1 p. 852 

Printed, with a posteript not in this draft: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 

]8,S8. 7, 2S3. 

1781 Franklin, B[enjamin.] Passy. To F. R. Granger. Dun- 

AiG. 6 kirk. Power of attorney' and revocation liy 

Cawdell & Thomas. Contemporary copy. 1 ]). 

855 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy To Jean de Neufville c't 

Aiu. 6 Sons [Amsterdam]. Capt. [Mo.ses] Brown's prize; 

[Thomas] Digges recommendation of Benjamin 

Joy. Auto, draft. 1 p. 853 

1781 F[ranklin,] \V[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To [Jonathan [ 

Ai<^!- « Williams [Nantes]. Commi.ssion and bond for 

Capt. Collyer, of the privateer Vengeance. 

Contemporary copy. 3017 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pa.s,sy. To [William] Hodg.son 

At'^'-*^ [London]. Boiitio «t Fils failure; Day '^^ loss; aid 

to [John] Trumbull and Mons. le Veillard; cap- 
ture of Samuel C'urson, Isaac (louverneur jr. and 
Dr. John Witherspoon and ill treatment of Mrs 
Gouverneur; mone}^ for relief of prisoners; .'x- 
change. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 856 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] To J[ohn] Adams [Am.sterdam[. 

Aug. 12 News from America: posts hold by tiie British in 

the South; Cornwallis in Virginia: acccptaiu-c of 
bills of Congress. Auto, draft. 1 p. 858 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wn.sh. 1889. ■!, t>30. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Francis] Cotiyn [Dun- 

Aid. 12 kirk]. Relief of escaped American prisoners; 

[Samuel] Wharton's letter to [Edward] Bancroft 
respecting sale of goods. Auto, draft. 1 p. 857 



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106 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Charles W. F.] 

Aug. 12 Dumas, The Hague. News from America; 

Franklin's opinion of Holland. Auto, draft. 

1 p. 859 

L. S. of same. 2 pp. 859 

Printed: Works, (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 284. 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple.] Passy. To Winslow War- 
ren. Refusing request for loan. Contemporary 
copy. 3017 

[Franklin, Benjamin,] To J[ohn] Adams [Amsterdam]. 
Refusal b}' Congress of his resignation; appoint- 
ment with [John] Jay, H[enry] Laurens, T[homas] 
Jeflferson and Adams to negotiate peace; media- 
tion of Emperor [Frederick II, The Great, of 
Germany] and Empress [Catherine II] of Russia. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 860 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 641. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Charles W. F.] Dumas 

^^^'- 1^ [The Hague]. News of Dutch fleet; British in 

Virginia. Auto, draft. 1 p. Part in cypher. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10, 382. 860 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To LeNoir [Paris]. Actions 

Aug. 19 of a swindler calling himself Thierr}^ de Lavau. 

Auto, draft. 2 pp. 861 

2*^ copy of same. 3 pp. (In French.) 862-3 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [John] Jay [Madrid]. 

-'^uG. 20 The Marquis's [Conde D'Aranda?] accounts; rates 

of exchange; complaints of lack of advices from 
America; [James] Lovell's letter; refusal to grant 
Franklin's dismissal told him first by [Comte de] 
Vergennes; payment of drafts of Congress; nat- 
uralization of foreigners and administering of 
oaths; Silas Talbot's request for aid; relief of pris- 
oners and seamen; villainy of [Thoma.s] Digges; 
danger of double pa3'ment of drafts; appoint- 
ment of Jay; [Henry] Laurens, [Thomas] Jeflfer- 
son, [John] Adams and Franklin commissioners 
to negotiate a peace with Great Britain; media- 
tion of Emperor [Frederick the Great] of Ger- 
many and Empress [Catherine II] of Russia; 
memorandum of drafts paid; turmoil in Holland; 
news from America; future supplies from France 
and salaries of the U. S. ministers. Auto, draft. 
7 pp. 864-6 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4,643. 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 1U7 

1781 ^ [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Peter Blake, London. 
'^^'''" ^^ Resolutions of Congrress forbidding trade with 

England; refuses Blake passport. Auto, draft. 
1 P- 867 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Marquis de Castries 

'^^■''- — [Versailles]. ImprisonuKMit of American sailors 

by American merchant captains. Auto, draft. 
1 P- 869 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Francis] Cotfyn [Dun- 

^^^"^'- "^ kirk]. Case of Thomas Beer and Sanmel Stevens; 

escaping American prisoners to be sent to Hol- 
land in care of John Adams. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

868 
1781 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

'^'■''•-^ [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Joly de Fleury's 

communication respecting loan to U. S.: [Will- 
iam] Jackson, [John] Laurens and [Ferdinand] 
Grand; King will replace what was lost in the 
Marquis de Lafayette; doubts not he will render 
an account to Congress of the heavy sacrifices 
made by the King. L. 8. 1 p. (In French.) 

2574 
1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To Mrs. Woolford 

^^^- 2^ [England]. Personal mentions. Contemporary 

copy. 2 pp. 3018 

1781 ^ [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [John D.] Schweighau- 
"^^^^ ^^ ser [Nantes]. Complaint of Marquis de Castries 

respecting imprisonment of American seamen. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 870 

1781 F[ranklin,] W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To [Jonathan] 

^^'^- ^"^ Williams [Nantes]. Payment of drafts; supplies 

lost in the 2Iarquw de Lafayette. Contemporary 
copy. 3019 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Mons. Brochiel, Lisbon. 

"^^<^'-2'l Payment for his disbursements in behalf of 

American prisoners; failure of Dohrman; |,John] 
Jay will take charge of prisoners affairs in Por- 
tugal. Auto, draft. 1 p. 871 
1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Wiliiani Carmichael 
[Madrid]. Refusal to accept Franklin's resigna- 
tion; [John] Laurens's efforts and offense given 
the French Ministry; the young American who 
solicited leave to serve under the Duke de Crillon; 
loss of the Marquis de Lafayette; and cruise of 



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108 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

Alliance; acceptance of bills; Comte de Ver- 
gennes notification that goods lost in the Lafayette 
will be replaced; loan in Holland. Auto, draft. 
3 pp. 872 

Printed in part: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 285. Entire in: 
Diplo. Corres. (Wiiarton) Wash. 1889. 4, 659. 

M[orris,] R[obert]. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Franklin 
[Passy]. Payment of drafts; specie from Europe 
and military events. M., A, 294. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 666. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To George Little and 
others, Caen, Normand}'. Enclosing passport. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 873 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To J[ohn] Adams, [Am- 
sterdam]. John Ross's bills on Henry Laurens; 
payment of Congress drafts on [John] Jay, Lau- 
rens, Adams and Franklin; French aid; [Comte] 
de V[ergennes] note; protesting of bills in Hol- 
land. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 874 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 682. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To M. St. John "ChezM. 

Sep. 2 Le Mozier" Caen, Normandy. Assistance to 

American prisoners [George Little, Samuel 
Wales, Clement Lemon, Alexander Storey and 
Isaac Collins]; kindness of Due de Penthievre; 
loss at sea of the U. S. Consul General to France 
[William Palfrey], Auto, draft. 1 p. 875 

1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To Capt. 

Sep- 3 Robeson. His negro boy. Contemporary copy. 

3019 
1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Versailles. ToJ[ohn] Jay [Madrid]. 

Sep. 4 Payment of drafts of Congress; Comte de Yer- 

gennes refusal of aid; [John] Adams ill, [Henry] 
Laurens not at liberty and [Thomas] Jefferson 
may not cross the seas; negotiations in hands of 
Jay and himself. Auto, draft. 1 p. 876 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 694. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pa.s.sy. To Jean de Neufville & 

Sep. 4 Son [Amsterdam]. Capt. [Alexander] Gillon's 

departure without the supplies; payment of bills 
for same; imposition on Franklin of entire trans- 
action; refers them to [John] Adams. Auto, 
draft. 1 p. 877 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Rev. W^illiam Nixon, 

Sep. 5 Valognes. Granting him aid. Auto, draft. 

1 p. 878 



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[Franklin, William Temple.] Pa.s.sy. To Capt. 



Robeson. His negro bov. Contemporary copy. 

3020 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Gerard] de Rayneval 
[Versailles]. Passports and account of atfuir 
between Lord Cornwallis ami the Marquis de 
Lafayette. Auto, draft. 1 p. 880 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To Shatfer 

[Paris]. [Benjamin Franklin's] promise of as.sist- 
ance in ati'air with d'Antuii le Sa«,^e. Contempo- 
rary copy. 3020 

Anonymous. "'Extrait dii Journal de Paris'' A letter on 
Women. 2 pp (In French.) 3028 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Greig, Gotten- 

berg [Sweden]. Keceipt of letters. Auto, draft. 
1 p. 881 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. ToKev. Dr. [John] Wither- 
spoon [Philadelphia]. Release of [Dr. .loiin] 
Witherspoon [jr]. Auto, draft. 1 p. 881 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To Joseph ^L Fox 
[America]. His brother's health. Contemporary 
copy. 3020 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To [John] Wither- 
spoon [Philadelphia]. News of his son. Con- 
temporary copy. 3021 

[Franklin, Benjamin] Passy. To Richard Bache [Phil- 
adelphia]. Loss of his papers that were in hand> 
of [Joseph] Galloway; education of William 
[Bache]. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 883 

Printed, minusone iiarasniph of pi-rsoiuil niiitters: Works ( Bii;fl..\v\ 
N. Y. 1888. 7. 293. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To F[rancisl Hopkinx.n 

Sep. 13 [Philadelphia]. Enemies. Auto, draft. '2 i)p. 

885 

Printed: Works (Biselow) X. Y. 188S. 7,291. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Daniel of St. Thomas 

^^^ i;^ Jenifer, Philadelphia. Franklin's retirenuMit. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. ^84 

Printed: Works (Sparks) Boston, ls:^9. IX. 78. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] To James Lovell | Philadelphia]. 

Sep. 13 Assi.stiince to [Sanniel] Cur.son and [ Isaac] (Jou- 

verneur; exchange of pri.-^oners; Dr. [John] ^^ ith- 

erspoon's rclcavo: Gerard [dc Rayneval] and Dr. 

[ ] Putnam's allair. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 886 



110 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To J[ohn] Holker jr. 
[Philadelphia]. Enclosing duplicate of previous 
letter. Contemporary copy. 3021 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Pass3^ To John Ross 
[Philadelphia?]. Current events. Contemporary 
copy. 3021 

F[ranklin,] W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To Richard 
Bache [Philadelphia]. Press copying machine. 
Contemporary copy. 3022 

[Franklin,] W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To [Sarah] 
Bache [Philadelphia]. Le Veillard's capture, and 
other personal mentions. Contemporary copy. 

3022 

M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 
lin [Passy]. Ordering French works on finance. 
M., A., 368. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Jonathan Nesbit, 
L'Orient. Receipt of letters. Auto, draft with 
P. S. in handwriting of W. T. F. 1 p. 887 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Chevalier de] Veime- 
range [Versailles?]. Shipment of supplies and 
inspection of same as fixed by [Lt.] Col. [John] 
Laurens. Auto, draft. 1 p. 888 

[Franklin, Benjamin] Passy. To Mons. St. John, Caen, 
Normandie. Encloses letter to Gov. [John] 
Hancock; Comtesse d'Houdetot's recommenda- 
tion of [St. Jean] Crevecoeur; loss of Col. [Wil- 
liam] Palfrey. 

Franklin to John Hancock [Boston]. M. St. John's 
assistance to five merchant captains of Boston 
[George Little, Samuel Wales, Clement Lemon, 
Alexander Storey and Isaac Collins]. Auto, 
drafts. 2 pp. 889 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Gerard] de Rayneval 

Sep. 22 [Versailles]. De Corny's request for passport 

for linens destined for America; de Malessherbes 

interested on recommendation of de la Luzerne. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. 890 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy, To Comte de Vergennes 

Sep. 22 [Versailles]. Passport for linens to be shipped 

to America; replacement of supplies captured by 

British. Auto, draft. 1 p. 890 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS HI 

1781 Franklin, B[enjamin.] Pa«sy. To J[ohn] Jay [Madrid]. 

Sep. 29 Jay's credit and salaries; refusal of ])ayment of 

bills. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 891 

Printed; Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 736. 

1781 Franklin, Btenjamin]. Passy. To Dr. [John] Inpenhousz 

Oct. J [Vienna]. Experiments in heat conduction by 

means of wires; [Benedict] Arnold's treachery; 
Germans in America and trade with Germany; 
England's wars; recommendation of [Julien 
David ^] Le Roy in place of le Beque de Presle 
as correspondent; Dr. [Edward] Bancroft to write 
him news of [Samuel] Wharton; -Jan. '20, 17S2: 
Pere Barletti's weathercock; unhappy situation 
of SirJohnPringle; Jane21,1782: Ingenhousz's 
difficulty with Dr. [Joseph] Priestley; Ahbe 
Nollet's attack on Franklin ; Wharton's remittance 
to [Francis] Coflfyn and money due Ingenhousz; 
Lavoisier's experiment with charcoal tire; situa- 
tion in America and change in England's attitude; 
death of Pringle. Auto, draft. 4 pp. 892 

Printed in part: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1H88. 7, 2%. 

1781 Adams, John. Amsterdam. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

Oct. 4 [Passy]. Items of expense as minister. Letter 

press copy of contemporary copy. 1 p. T. J. 

1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To Mrs. Woolford 

Oct 5 [England]. Personal matters. Contemporary 

copy. 3022 

1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To [James] Wcod- 

OcT. 5 mason [London.] Stationery supplies. Contem- 

porary copy. 3023 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To J[ohn] Adams [Amster- 

(jcT. 5 dam]. News of de Grasse and Barras; expedition 

either against New York or Cornwallis; peace 
negotiations; [Francis] Dana's arrival at St. Pe- 
tersburg; letters received from [Jonathan] Neshitt; 
Burgoyne's exchange for [Henry] Laurens and 
[Edmund J Burke's letter to Franklin on the sub- 
ject; [JohnI Thaxter's letter relating to the mast 
contracts with England; [Comte de] Vergennes 
and Luzerne informed; Holland loan: [Ferdinand] 
Grand's list of Adams's acceptances; payment of 
same. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 895 

Printed: Uiplo Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4,768. 



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[Franklin, William Temple.] Pass}'. To W[illiam] Car- 
michael [Madrid]. Personal matters. Contem- 
porar}' cop}'. 3023 

F[ranklin,] B[eniarain]. Passy. To Edmund Burke [Lon- 
don] Burgoyne's exchange for [Henry] Lau- 
rens. Copy. 1 p. 896 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) Wash. 1889. 7, 302. 

McKean, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [Benjamin] Frank- 
lin [Passy]. Appointing John Jay minister to 
Spain, John Adams minister to Holland and Wil- 
liam Carmichael and Francis Dana their respect- 
ive secretaries. Draft. 2 pp. C. C. 25, 1, 163. 
1781 [Franklin, Benjamin]. Passy. To J[ohn] Jay [Madrid]. 

Oct. 16 His letter through Maj. [David S.] Franks; news 

of Capt [Alexander] Gillon and [James] Searle; 
former's actions; assistance to Capt. [William] 
Jackson; [Comte] de Vergennes letter to Comte 
de Montmorin. 

Franklin to Capt [William] Jackson [Corunna?]. Gillon's 
behavior; loss of goods and recoveiy of property. 
Auto, drafts. 1 p. 897 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 781. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [John] Bondfield [Bor- 

OcT. IS deaux]. Enclosing commission for privateer 

Sdlly. 
Oct. 25 [Franklin to Bondfield.] Claret for Richard Bache. Auto, 
drafts. Ip. 898 

McK[ean,]T[homas]. Philadelphia. To [Benjamin] Frank- 
lin [Pas.sy]. Letters to King [of France, Louis 
XVI,] acknowledging his aid and assistance toward 
reestablishing peace. C. C. 16, 103. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Chavalier] de Veime- 
range [Ver.sailles]. Purchase of clothing shipped 
wMth Capt. Griti'et by Le R03' deChaumont. Auto, 
draft. 2 pp. 899 

Washington, George. [Yorktown, Va.] Extract from 
(jeneral Orders issued to the combined armies. 
Copy. 5 pp. (In French.) 2575-77 

[Washington, George.] Near York in Virginia. To [Ben- 
jamin] Franklin, [»lohn] Adams and [John] Jay 
[Pas.s}^]. Announcing the surrender of Corn- 
waliis. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of John 
Laurens. W. A, VI, pt. 1. 

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 113 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] To J[ohnJ Adams [Am.sterdani]. 

Notification to Fizeaux & Grand as to paymont 

of draft; convoy of the South Cin'o/hia. 900 

[Franklin, Bonjaniin. j Passy. To Fizeaux & Grand. Aiii- 

sterdani. Acceptance of drafts of Joliii Adams. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. 901 

Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, ComteJ de. Versailles. To 

[Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Joly de Fleury's 

decision respecting exemption from customs 

duties of cloth for the United States. L. S. 1 

p. (In French.) 2578 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Mons. Debris.sac, St 

Oct. 24 Quentin, Picardie. Forwardini^ letter of Anthony 

Benezet. Auto, draft. 1 p. 901 

1781 Franklin, Benjamin. To John Bondtield. See: Franklin 

Oct. 25 to Bondfield, ITSl, Oct. 18. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Marignac. Kec- 

OcT. 30 ommending- Madam Montgomery. Contempo- 

rary copy. 1 p. (In Frencli.) 2579 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To William Hodgson, 

Oct. 31 London. Money for prisoners; iiuiuiry as to 

[Thomas] Digges. Auto, draft. 1 p. 902 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] To Mons. Penet [Nantes]. Legal- 

OcT. 31 izing bonds for the State of Virginia. Auto. 

draft. 1 p. 903 

1781 [F]ranklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To Capt. 

Nov. 1 Robeson. Personal nv.itters. Contem])oi-ary 

copy. "^023 

1781 [Franklin William Temple.] Passy. To Winslow Warren. 

^"^- ^ Payment of loan. Contemporary copy. 3024 

1781 Ffranklin,! B[enjaniin]. Pa.ssy. To IKichard] Bache [and 

Nov. 5 ^^.j^.-^^ Philadelphia]. Personal matters. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. 904 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To James Lovell, Phila- 

Nov. 5 delphia. Assistance given ISauuiel] Curson, 

[Isaac] Gouverneur and Dr. [John] Witherspoon. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. 904 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To | Robert] Morris |Phila- 

Nov. 5 delphia]. Credit of United States in Europe: 

chances of successful loans; France, Spain and 

Holland; purchase of supplies; engagement with 

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[Jacques] Necker; guarantee of payment of 
interest bills. Auto, draft. 4 pp. 905 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 828. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To John Adams [Amster- 

Nov. 7 dam]. Correspondence tampered with; personal 

accounts; exchange of Burgoj^ne for [Henry] 
Laurens; news of [Francis] Dana; mast trade 
with England; paj^ment of Adams's drafts; assist- 
ance to escaped prisoners; de Neufville's loan 
and credit at Fizeaux & Grand's; mediation and ar- 
bitration; Capt. [William] Jackson's purchases and 
Commodore [Alexander] Gillon's actions; [John] 
Laurens's part in payment for supplies; with- 
holding of ship taking same; dispute between 
Gillon, Jackson and [James] Searle; Dr. [Benja- 
min] Waterhouse's letter; future grants of money 
from France; payment of salaries of U, S. min- 
isters; withholding mone}' designed for America; 
shipment of goods. Auto, draft. 7 pp. 906-7 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Lt.] Col. [John] 

Nov. 8 Laurens [Philadelphia]. Chances [of William 

Temple Franklin] for a government position; 
brief history of the purchase of supplies in Hol- 
land; parts taken by [Commodore Alexander] 
Gillon, [Capt. William] Jackson, de Neufville, 
[John] Adams and [James] Searle; pa3'ment of 
Congress's drafts and stoppage of shipment of 
money to America; the Dutch loan. Auto, draft. 
2 pp. 908 

Printed: Diplo. Corres, (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 837. 

1781 Castries, Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de. 

Nov. 10 Versailles. To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. 

Passage in a French man of war for Major 

[David S.] Franks carrying despatches from the 

Spanish minister of posts and franking to America. 

L. S. 1 p. (In French.) 2580 

1781 Farmers General. Passy. Statement of account with 

Nov. 17 Franklin and Deane m behalf of Congress. 

D. S.: '' B. Franklin," '^Parseval," "St Armand," 

" De la Laage," "Pignon," " De la Haute." 2 pp. 

(In French.) Contemporary copy. 2 pp. C. C, 

137, 3, 129; 145, 385. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass}. To William Hodgson, 

Nov. 19 London. Money for prisoners; assistance to 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 115 

[Dr. riohnj Wither.spoon jr., [Samuclj Curson 
and [Isaac] Gouverneur; Capt. [John] Manley's 
exchantro for Major [William] Cowley; g-eneral 
exchanire of prisoners; allowance to same and 
preferential treatment; letters from Robert Small- 
peese jr., Allen Ord, Ephraim Wales, Joim Pur- 
ker, Caleb Miller, Jesse Breed, Edward Hopper, 
and Amos Esterbrooks; Rev. Mr. Den ward as 
administrator for prisoners; assistjince for Man- 
ley, Silas Talbot, and Zephaniah Hatch; prospects 
of peace. Auto, draft. 4 pp. 909 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Mons. deTolozan [Paris]. 

^«^- ly Detention of Mr. Andrews. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

910 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Jonathan Williams 

^•J^'- 1^ [Nantes]. Property- protection of settlers going 

to America; Capt. [John] Folger's case. Auto. 

draft. "2 pp. 911 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Dr. riohn Withersp»)()n 

^^°^'- ^^ [Philadelphia]. Return of John Withorspoon jr. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. 915 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Comte (U^ Veroeiuies, 

^'^^'- ^^ [Versailles]. The surrender at Yorktown: the 

King's [Louis XVI] generous aid. Auto, diaft. 

1 p. 917 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 848. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Kornmann & Co., Ko- 

^*^^'- 21 nigsberg. Encloses answer to a letter. 

Franklin to 'i Relationship. Auto, drafts. 1 \). 

919 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 312. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Isaac] Gouverneur and 

^ov. 22 [Samuel] Curson [England]. Assistance granted 

them; recommends Jonathan Williams, [Ferdi- 
nand] Grand, or [Thomas] Barclay as agents to 
recover their property. Auto, draft. 1 p. 925 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamm.] Passy. To Hobart [Paris?] 

^ov. 22 Prospects of peace. Auto, draft. 1 p. 921 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass3^ To Bfenjaminl \'aughan 

^ov. 22 [London]. Money to [^\'illianl] llodg.son for 

[Henry] Laurens; Sir Grey Cooper's assurances; 
exchange through [Ednuind] Burke for Bur- 
go^'ne; |Lt.] Col. [rJolin] Laurens health. Auto, 
draft. 1 p. 923 

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116 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To John Jay and 
John Adams [Paris]. Surrender of Yorktown. 
Contemporar}' copy. 3024 

F[ranklin,] W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To D[avid] S. 
Franks [Paris]. Passage to America in a French 
frigate. Contemporary cop}^ 3024 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy To J[ohn] Adams [Amster- 
dam]. Purchase of goods in Holland; [Commo- 
dore Alexander] Gillon's letter respecting [James] 
Searle and [Capt. William] Jackson; [Thomas] 
Barclay's arrival. Auto, draft. 1 p. 927 

Printed: Biplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 4, 857. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Thomas] Pownall [Lon- 
don]. Mrs. Barry's claim and peace proposi- 
tions. Auto, draft. 1 p. 929 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 313. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Chevalier Buysson 
[Paris?]. His recommendations from Congress. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 931 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To John Adams [Amster- 
dam]. Capt. [William] Jackson's departure for 
America and [Thomas] Barclay's arrival; de 
Neufville's claim on ships and supplies destined 
for America; letters from Gen. [George] Wash- 
ington; surrender at Yorktown and [Maj.] Gen. 
[Nathanael] Greene in Carolina; [Comte] De 
Grasse's movements; correspondence tampered 
with; payment of de Neufville's bills; Fizeaux & 
Grand's account. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 935 

Printed in part: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 314. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Jean] de Neufville & 

Nov. 20 Son [Amsterdam]. Withholding the supply 

ships because of [Conmiodore Alexander] Gil- 
lon's departure; claims for freightage etc.; pay- 
ment of drafts. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 933 
1781 M[orris,] K[obertj. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 
Nov. 27 lin [Passy j. The finances of America; French 
loans and controversies over same; lack of 
energy in the people, etc. M., B, 154. 
1781 [Franklin, William Temple.] Passy. To Capt. Robeson. 
Dec. 2 Requesting payment of loan. Contemporary 
copy. 3025 
1781 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Pa.ssy To Watson & Cossoul. 
Dec. 2 Acceptance of bills intercepted by the enemy. 
Draft signed. 1 p. . 943 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TAPKUS 117 

1781 M[orris,J R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Bonjauiiii Fnink- 

Dec. 4 lin [PassyJ. Payment of [JohnJ Ross's l)ills: 

[Ferdinand ^] (irand's and [William] Bin^rham's 

advances; bad manaf,annent in Holland. M., B, 

206. 

1781 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To William Strahan [Lon- 

L>Ec. 4 don|. Personal matters and the printinf( ait in 

Paris and Madrid. Copy. 2 pp. 945 

Printed: Works (Bigflow) N. Y. 1888. 7,S>3. 

1781 M| orris, I R[ol)ert|. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

Dec. 5 lin [ Passy j. Payment of Capt. [Jacob] Shreiber. 

M., B, 208. 

1781 M[orris,] R[obert|. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

Dec. 5 lin [Pas.sy]. Payment of Baron de Frey. M., 

B, 207. 

1781 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin F'mnk- 

Dec. 5 lin [Passy]. The French and Holland loans and 

the demand in America for F^rench goods. M., 
B, 210. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7,324. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To John Adams [Amster- 

Dec. 6 dam]. Difficulties over supplies purchased in 

Holland; [Jean de Neufvillo's] ])roposals and 
those of Inghaham & Bromtield; instructions to 
[Thomas] Barclay respecting the case. Auto, 
draft. 1 p. 947 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Thomas] Barclay, 

Dec. 6 [Paris?] Passport to Holland. Auto, draft. 1 j). 

947 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pas.sy. To Guillaume Jaumo.Lyon. 

Dec 7 Education of young Johonnot; prosectus of 

school at Ecully. Auto, draft. 1 p. 949 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Marquis de Segur 

Dec. 8 [Versailles]. Recommending Chevalier du Buys- 

son to his favor. Auto, draft. 1 p. 949 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Robert Morris ] Phila- 

Dec. 10 delphia]. Introducing Count Beniousky. 

"Nov. 10" Franklin to [Richard | Buclie. [Philadelphia. ] Introducing 
[Dec. 10] (joj„^(. Beniousky. Auto, drafts. 1 p. 951 

1781 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To Felix Nogaret [Paris]. 

Dec 10 Apologies for not calling upon him. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. 955 



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1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass3\ To [Gerard] de Rayneval 

Dec. 10 [Versailles]. Introducing Mr. Mason of Vir- 

ginia; request to Vergennes to order part of 
Dutch loan into hands of [Ferdinand] Grand; 
request of merchants of Metz and shipment of 
goods as ordered b}^ [Robert] Morris. Auto, 
draft. 1 p. 953 

Note: Paragraph regarding the Dutch loan is crossed out in the 
draft. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Comte de Vergennes 

Dkc. 10 [Versailles]. Amounts of drafts drawn on [Henry] 

Laurens, [John] Adams, [John] Jay and himself; 

request to order part of the Dutch loan into 

hands of [Ferdinand] Grand. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

951 
1781 Franklin, [William Temple.] Passy. To Babut & La- 

Dec. 10 bushere [Paris.] Personal business affair. Con- 

tern porar}- copy. 3025 

1781 L'houmande, Jeudy de. ''Pout neuf" [Paris.] To [Ben- 

Dec. 10 jamin] Franklin [Passy]. Remedy for the stone; 

prescription etc. A. L. S. ttpp. (In French.) 

2773-5 

1781 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Mrs. C. Edes. Henry 

Dec. 13 Laurens's imprisonment and treatment. Letter 

press copy of A. L. S. 3 pp. 957-61 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 326. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass}'. To [William] Alexander 

Dec. 15 [Paris]. His visit to England. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

967 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 333. 

1781 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Pass3\ To Georgiana Shipley 

Dec. 15 [London]. [William] Alexander's visit to Eng- 

land. Auto, draft. 1 p. 965 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [William] Hodgson 

Dec. 15 [London]. Loss of correspondet'ce. 

. Franklin to Edmund Burke, [London.] Loss of corre- 
spondence. Auto, drafts. 1 p. 963 

1781 F[ranklin,] W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To [David S.] 

De<^- 1^ Franks [Brest]. His departure for America. 

Contemporary copy. 3025 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Major [David S.] 

l^Ec. 17 Franks (Brest?]. His complaint of treatment 

received in Brest. Auto, draft. 1 p. 969 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 119 

[Franklin, Benjaniiii. ] Pussy. To Charles W. F. Dumas 
[Amsterdam]. News from America. Auto, draft. 

1 p. 971 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 35. 

Ffranklin,] Wfilliam] Tfemplo]. Passy. To [Jonathan] 
Williams [jr.] [Nantes]. Personal matters and 
French politics. Contemporary copy. 3026 

F[ranklin,l W[illiam] T[emple]. Passy. To Silas Deane 
[Paris]. Personal matters. Contemporary copy. 

3026 

Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 
[Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Case of Mason, 
of Virginia; Joly de Fleury's decision respecting 
the memoir to the merchants at Metz. L. S. 

2 pp. (In French.) 2581 
1781 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. 

Dec. 21 To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. The request 

for another million to meet the engagements of 
[Henry] Laurens, [John] Adams and [John] Jay; 
funds placed with [Ferdinand] Grand in expecta- 
tion that nothing more would be asked; the new 
million should be taken from the Holland loan; 
Robert Morris counts upon using existing funds 
for the American Army: will nevertheless ask 
Jolv de Fleury to advance another million. L. S. 
2 pip. (In French.) 2582 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] To Comte de Vergennes [Ver- 

Dec. 27 saillesj. [Ferdinand] Grand's letter and the ap- 

plication for part of the [Dutch] loan; payment 
of drafts. Auto, draft. 1 p. 973 

Frinte<l: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. ft, 7-1. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Marquis de Castries 
[Versailles]. Introducing [James] Searle. Copy. 
1 p. (In French) 975 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Miss Martha Laurens. 
Imprisonment and treatment of [Henry | Laurens. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. 977 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.V. 18J48. 7, 33(i. 

[Franklin William Temple. ( Passy. To Jonathan 
Williams [jr.] [Nantes]. Clerk for Williams. 
Contemporary copy. 3027 

Vergennes, ] Charles Gravier Comte] de Versailles. To 
Benjamin Franklin [Passy]. Disposition of the 



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Dutch loan and payment of drafts. L. S. 2 pp. 
(In French) 979 

Translation printed: Works (Bigelow) N. y. 1888. 7,338. 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Edmund] Burke 

I^Ec. [London]. [Matthew?] Ridley to conduct ex- 

change of [Henr}'] Laurens for Burgoyne. 

Franklin to [William] Hodgson [London]. [Matthew?] 
Ridley to conduct exchange of prisoners. 

Franklin to Comte de Vergennes [Versailles]. Submitting 
above move for consideration. 

Franklin to Ridley. Appointing him to conduct an ex- 
change of prisoners. Instructions: To consult 
Edmund Burke on exchange of Laurens for Bur- 
goyne and Hodgson on subject of a general 
exchange; relief of prisoners. Auto, drafts. 4 
pp. 941 

Note in red ink by Franklin: "None of these Draffs were used, as 
Mr Ridley declined going." 

1781 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Supplement to the Boston Inde- 

pendent Chronicle containing extract of a letter 
from Capt. Gerrish respecting scalps and John 
Paul Jones letter to Sir Joseph Yorke on pirates. 
2 pp. 36X23.5 c. m. Broadside. (Bound.) 2** 
cop3', lacking the Jones letter. 1 p. 35x22 
c. m. XV 

Printed by Franklin at Passy as a hoax. 

[1781?] Franklin, B[enjamin]. To Georgiana Shipley [England]. 

Desert night coldness; Twyford reminiscences,etc. 
Letter press copj' of L. S. ? 2 pp. (Incomplete, 
lacking both beginning and ending.) 2417-18 

[1781?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy.] To King Louis XVI. The 

thanks of Congress and assurances of intention 
to continue the war until independence is estab- 
lished. Auto, draft. 1 p. 651 

1782 [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy.] Diary of daily events. 
Jan. 1-3 Marquis de Segur's assurances; Mr. Wyld and 

propositions of Manchester manufacturers; East 
India trade with America; Count Beniousky's 
intention to visit America; Comte de Vergennes's 
agreement respecting the Dutch loan and pay- 
ment of [Robert] Morris's drafts; [Matthew?] 
R[idley? J offended; [Ferdinand] Grand's demand 
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[John] Adams's acceptances; Andrews visit; 
Capt [Hector] McNeill. A. D. 3 pp. Mu- 
tilated. 1007 

1782 M[orri8,] R[obcrtJ. [Philadelphia]. To Benjamin Fnuik- 

,Ian. 2 lin [Passy]. Payment of balance due Capt. Arch- 

ibald McCallister. M., C, 1. 

1782 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Henry Royle, and 

.Ian. 4 others, Hatherton, Enj-land]. Advice respecting 

emio-ration to America. Auto, draft, incomplete. 

2 pp. 1008 

Entire letter printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888. 7, 34.=>. 

1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia]. To Benjamin Frank- 

j.,x. 7 lin [Passy]. Drafts on Franklin; the Impost law 

in the United States; plan for adjusting the pub- 
lic accounts; plan for taxes in North and South 
Gu-olina and Georgia; replacing cargo lost in the 
Mcm^iils de Lafayette; the Bank of the United 
States. M., 0,2. 
1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

Jan. 16 lin [Passy]. Payment of Capt. P[ierro] Landais 

for transporting military stores to America. 
M., C, 6. 

1782 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comtc] de. Versailles. To 

Jan. 18 [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Sends a memorial 

of interest to the subjects of the Emperor, re- 
ceived from the government of the Netherlands; 
suggests that it be transmitted to Congress. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2583 

1972 Franklin to Ingenhousz. See Franklin to Ingenhouz, 

.Ian. 20 1T81, Oct. 2. 

1782 M[orri8,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia]. To Benjamin Frank- 

Jan. 22 lin [Passy]. Certificate respecting stores shipped 

by Col. [John] Laurens. M., C, 8. 

1782 [Morris, Robert.] [Philadelpiiia.] To [the Governors of the 

Feb. 9 various States]. Circular: Domestic credit; con- 

dition of the linances; mistakes of States respect- 
ing same; prospects of peace; contract system of 
obtaining s\ipplies in Pennsylvania and elsewhere; 
selfish local feelings and energy necessary. Draft 
in cipher with interlinear tmnslation. 28 pp. 

1010-1016 



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1782 Marat, [Jean Paul.] [Paris.] To [Benjamin Franklin, 

Feb. 14 Passy]. Invitation to witness electrical experi- 

ments. A. L. S. 2 pp. 1017 

[Franklin's auto, draft of the tale of the harrow 
is written on the blank page of above letter.] 

1782 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

Feb. 20 [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. As to the Dutch 

loan and Franklin's erroneous balance due from 
it; disposition made of the proceeds; is not con- 
cerned in the expenditures of [John] Laurens; 
bills may be met from the loan in Holland; 
repeats the conditions on the demand for an addi- 
tional million livres; Luzerne asserts that Robert 
Morris believes the ten million loan to be intact; 
Jol}^ de Fleury must arrange for retaining four 
millions in the roj^al treasury subject to Morris's 
drafts. L. S. 9 pp. (In French) 2584-88 

1782 [Lafayette, Marquis de.] Paris. To Comte de Jarnac. 

^^^- ^ Exchange of Cap.. William Gore. Auto, draft. 

2 pp. 1018 

1782 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Lord Shelburne [Lon- 

^^^- ^^ donj. Prospects of peace. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

1019 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 2. 

1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

Mar. 22 lin [Passy]. Payment of Baron D'Arndt. M., C, 

116. 

^"^^^ M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

^^^^- ^^ lin [Passy]. Sets of exchange. M.. C, 118. 

1782 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Gen. [George] Wash- 

^^^^' ^ ington [Newburgh]. The surrender of Corn- 

wallis; attitude of England. L. S. 3 pp. W. 
Letters to. 55, 118. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888. 7, 429. 

1782 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. Memorandum of living 

^ ' toads found enclosed in stone. Letter-press cop;t 

of a copy. 1021-23 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 184. 

1782 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Gen. [George] Wash- 

ington [Newburgh j. Introducing [Clavide Victor.] 
Prince de Broglie; change of ministry in England. 
L. S. 2 pp. W. Letters to. 55, 242. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7,437. 



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1782 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Comte de Vergeiines 

Apr. 15 [Versailles]. Peace negotiations. Letter press 

copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1024 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1888. 7, 6, under date of Apr. 16. 

1782 M[orri8,] R[obertl. [Philtidelphia.] To BcMijainin Fnink- 

Apr. 17 lin [Passyj. Drafts on France. Holland and 

Cadiz. M., C, 190. 

Printed: Diplo. Corre-s. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 5,312. 

1782 Franklin, B[enjamin. J Passy. To [Lord Shelburne, Lon- 

Apr. 18 don]. Peace negotiations; Oswald's interview 

with Vergennes; exchange of prisoners. Letter 

press copy of L. S. 5 pp. Endorsed in pencil 

by Franklin: " Answer to Lord Shelburno" 

1026-30 

1782 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Paris. Notes for conversation 

Apr. 18 [with Richard Oswald] on subject of peace between 

the United States and Great Britain. Reparation 

for injuries; loyalists; cession of Canada, etc. 

Copy. 4 pp. 1031-32 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. V. 1888. 8, 13. 

1782 Castries, Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de. 

Apr. 18 Versailles. To [Benjamin] Franklin [Pas.sy]. 

Exchange of three American pri-soners. L. S. 
1 p. (In French.) P^nclosing list. See next 
entry. 2589 

[1782] Prisoners, Exchange of. List of American pri.soncrs and 

[Apr. 18] for whom exchanged, embarked on the Molly, 

cartel ship, William Bi))bins, master: Bryant 
Kewcomb, Jol> Field and Edward Savill ox- 
changed for Edward Ashley, Joseph Newman and 
James Miggins. D. S.: ''Wm. Cawdry Agent 
F'or Prisoners of War" 1 p. Enclosed in 
Ca.stries to Franklin 1782, Apr. 18. 2590 

1782 [Digges, Thomas.] [London.] Memorandum to Lord Shel- 

Apr. 20 burne respecting powers of [John] Adams, [Ben- 

jamin] Franklin, [John] Jay. [Henry] Laurens 
and [Thomas I Jeflerson as commissioners of the 
United States. Copy. 3 pp. 1033 

1782 Vergennes, [Charles Giavier, Comte] de. Ver,saill.">. To 

Apr. 23 [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Forwarding me- 

morial of Denmark protesting against seizure 
of a Danish vessel by an American privatcM^-. 
L. S. Ip. (InFiench.) 1034 

Translation printed Diplo. Corres (Wharton) Wash ls»9. o 3.!1. 



124 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

[1782] [Blome, Baron de. Paris.] To [Comte de Vergennes, Ver- 

[Apr. 23] sailles]. Complaining of seizure of Danish ves- 

sel b}' an American privateer. Copy in French. 
1 p. Enclosed in Vergennes to Franklin of same 
date. q. v. 1035 

Translation printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 5,321. 

1782 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Pass3^ To Count de Creutz 

Apr. 24 [Paris]. Power to negotiate a treaty of Com- 

merce. Auto, draft signed. 1 pp. 1036 

Memorandum by Franklin at bottom of page 
explaining circumstances surrounding above 
letter. 
1782 Shelburne, [William Petty, Earl of.] [London.] To [Ben- 

*^''^- ~^ jamin Franklin, Pass}^]. Preliminaries of peace; 

exchange of prisoners. Letter press copy of 
copy. 3 pp. 1037-39 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 28. 

1782 Grenville, [Thomas, Paris.] To [Benjamin] Franklin 

[May 8] [Passy]. Intention of calling. A. L. S. in 3^ 

person. 1 p. 1040 

Note by Franklin: "May 8 the Day of his Arrival." 

1782 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To C[harles] J[ames] Fox 

-^^AYlO [Whitehall]. Introduction of [Thomas] Gren- 

ville and peace negotiation. Letter press copy of 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 1044-5 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 40. 

1782 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Pa.ssy. To Lord Shelburne [Lou- 

May 10 don]. Preliminaries of peace, exchange of pris- 

oners. Letter press cop}^ of A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1042-3 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 41. 

1782 Grenville, [Thomas.] Paris. To Benjamin Franklin, Passy. 

May 10 Offer to send letters to England. A. D. in 3*^ 

person. 

Franklin to Grenville. Thanks for above offer and invites 

him to breakfast. Auto, draft on same sheet 

with Grenville's letter. 1 p. 1041 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8,40-1. 

1782 Pownall, T[homas.] Kichmond. To [Benjamin Franklin, 

May 13 Passy]. Widow^ Barry's and [John] Almon's ac- 

counts of publication and sale of Pownall's Topo- 
graphical Description of America; books sent by 
[Edward?] Bridgen to Bowens; Pownall's part in 
the peace negotiations; balance due Mrs. Barry. 
Letter press copy of copy. 3 pp. 1395 



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M[orri8,] R[o})ortJ. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 
lin [PtissyJ. Piiynient of drafts, state of accounts 
etc. M., C, 303. 

M[ orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 
lin [Pass}']. Shipment of money: uneasiness for 
the Alliance. M., C, 305. 

M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 
lin [Passy]. Payment of eommissions on drafts. 
M., C, 5li. 

M[orris,] K[o]jert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 
lin [Passy]. Beaumarchais's claim; current needs. 
M., C, 327. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 5, 437. 

Mf orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 
lin [Passy]. Arrival of the Al/ionce, Capt. 
[John] Barry, with Franklin's letters. M., C, 
326. 

[Oswald, Richard.] Memorandum of Lord Shelbourne's 
notes, [respectino- peace nej^otiations,] to ))e com- 
municated to Franklin. 

Shelbourne to Franklin. Oswald and peace negotiations. 
Auto, copies by Oswald. 2 pp. 1046 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 67, 79. 

1782 Parliament. A bill to enable His Majesty to conclude a 

[May 28] peace with the Colonies in North America. 

Printed copy. 2 pp. With ms. changes by 

Franklin. 1001 

Note: The bill finally passed, May 28, wa.s agreed to liy tlie Lords 
June IS and approved by King June 19. 

1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

May29 lin [Pas.sy]. The .satisfying- of Beaumarchai.s's 

claim. M., C, 342. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 5, 44.^. 

[1782] Franklin, [Benjamin.] Extracts from journal of peace 

[June 3] negotiations with Great Britain. Compensation 

of loyalists. Letter press copy of contemporary 
copy^ 2 pp. T. J. Ser. 2, v. 2, 106. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 18H8. s, 79-so. 

[1782] [Vaughan, Benjamin. London?] To [Benjamin Franklin, 

Jdne5-28 Pas.sy]. Independence of America; disposition 

of the King; ending of the war; France's posi- 
tion. Auto, draft? 4 pp. (Part in French) 

1047 



126 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1782. [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Dr. [Joseph] Priestley 

JfXE 7 [London]. Inhumanity of man toward man; 

philosophical experiments. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 

1048 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 464. 

1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

JuNE 10 lin [Passy]. Sending copy of letter of Mar. 22 

(q. V.) respecting Baron D'Arndt. M., C, 404. 

1782 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Bishop [Jonathan] 

Ji^^EiO Shipley [St. Asaph, England]. Prospects of 

peace etc. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 1052 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 466. 

[1782] Lafayette. Passy. Draft [to Franklin] of discharge from 

[June 10] parole of aides-de-camp of Lord Cornwallis. i. e. 

Maj. [Alexander] Ross, Lt. Col. Lord [George] 

Chewton and Lt. [Henry] Haldane. Auto, draft. 

2 pp. 1051 

1782 Lafayette. Paris. To [Benjamin Franklin, Passy]. Ex- 

J^-^'Eil change of Lord Cornwallis's aides; [Maj.] Gen. 

[Benjamin] Lincoln a precedent; Gen. [George] 

Washington's attitude on subject of exchanges. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 1054 

1782 Franklin, B[enjamin]. To Dr. [Richard] Price [England]. 

Ju^E 13 Peace and the power of the press. Copy. 2 pp. 

1055 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 470. 

1782 Lafayette. Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin, Passy. 

J^'^'E -1 [Thomas] Grenville has dined with Comt de Ver- 

gennes and returns to England. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1056 
1782 Franklin to Ingenhousz. See: Franklin to Ingenhousz, 1781, 

JI-NE21 Oct. 2. 

1782 Grenville, [Thomas. Paris.] To [Benjamin] Franklin 

June 22 [Passy]. Copy of his powere will be shown by 

[Comte] de Vergennes. A. L. S. in body of 

document. 1 p. 1057 

1782 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Miss Alexander [Nantes]. 

June 24 Dedication of a book; frugality. Auto, draft. 

2 pp. 1058 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 7, 476. 

1782 Laurens, Henry. Lyon. To Benjamin Franklin, Passy. 

June 24 j^lig assistance declined by [John] Adams; refusal 

to act as peace commissioner; peace sentiment in 

England; [Adm!] George [Bridges] Rodney's 

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 127 

wallis; exchange of prisoners under care of [Wil- 
liam] Hodgson; Lord Hillsborough's description 
of Laurens; decluration of latter to [Richard] 
Oswald; discussion of hi.> exchange for Cornwal- 
lis; kindness of [Jonathan Shipley,] Bishop of St. 
Asaph. Copy. 14 pp. 1059-67 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1H89. ">, SOS. 

[1782] [Franklin, Benjamin.] To [Robert R. Livingston. Phila- 

[June25] delphia]. Last paragraph of letter only. Relates 

to C. W. F. Dumas. Auto, draft. 1 p. 1069 

Entire letter printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. isss. 8, H)'>. 

1782 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Robert Morris [Phila- 

June25 delphia]. Goods shipped from Holland; [Thomas] 

Barcla3''s purchases; [Ferdinand] Grand's state- 
ment of finances; [Commodore Alexander] (iil- 
lon's actions and de Neufville's charges; draft in 
favor of H[enr3^] Hill; [Jacciues] Necker's faith 
in contract for furnishing provisions for French 
troops in America; statement of debt to France; 
method of repayment; goodness of King [Louis 
XVI]; German troops embarkation; Capt. Frey's 
debt; [Matthew] Ridley in Holland; letter to [Rob- 
ert R.] Livingston; England and peace negotia- 
tions. Auto, draft. 4 pp. 1070 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 5, 513. 

1782 Lafayette. St. Germain. To [Benjamin Franklin, Pass}']. 

[June 25] Desires reasons for his stiiy in France made clear 

to Congress; [John] Jay's arrival. A, L. S. 
2 pp. 
Franklin to Lafayette. Will do as requested. A. L. S. 
1 pp. Written on blank page of above. 1068 

1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Fnuik- 

JuNE 26 lin [Passy]. Payment of Dr. Texier. M., C, 460. 

1782 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pas.^y. To R[i(hafd] Oswald 

June 26 [Paris]. Form of Oswald's commission; Lord 

Shelburne's sincerity; [Thomas] Grcnville and 
suggestion of a separate commission to treat .sepa- 
rately with America. Auto, draft. '2 pp. Note 
by Franklin: "This Draft being shown to Mr. 
Oswald and and he not chusing that his showing 
me Lord S.'s note should be mention'd. I tirst 
cross'd it out, but afterwards new model'd the 
whole. The Draft is in red Ink." 1072 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wlinrton) Wnah. 1889. a, 522. 
The "new model'd" draft is printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888 
8. 111. 



128 BENJA^LIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1782 H[artley,] D[avid]. [London.] To [Benjamin] Franklin 

Jl'^e 26 [Passy]. Progress of peace negotiations; inter- 

views with Lord S[helburne]; election to Parlia- 
ment. A. L. S. 1 p. 1074 
1782 Hartley, D[avid], London. To [Benjamin] Franklin 
Ji NE 26 [Passy]. Introducing Mr. Bowles. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1073 

[1782] Grenville, [Thomas?] Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

U^'^E ?] [Passy]. The enabling bill [for King to negotiate 

peace] in the House of Lords. A. L. S. in bodj^ 

of document. 1 p. 1004 

Note.— For bill see: Parliament 1782, May 28. 

1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

J^'^"^' ^ lin [Passy]. Statement of the French loans; 

repayments, future grants, supplies etc. M., C, 
464. ' 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 5, 587. 

1782 M[orris,] R[obert.] [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

'^^'^^' ^ lin [Passy]. Acknowledgement of the United 

States debt to France to be executed. M., D, 5. 
1782 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

J^^"^' '^ [Benjamin Franklin, Passj^]. Expresses pleasure 

for the resolutions of the Maryland legislature; 
trusts it will undeceive the British ministry of 
an}^ hope of dividing the allies. A. L. S. 1 p. 
(In French.) 2591 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass}". To [James Hutton, Eng- 
land]. Murder of Moravian Indians in Pennsyl- 
vania. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 1075 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 121. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Richard Oswald, 
Paris]. Sentiment in Ministry respecting Inde- 
pendence. Auto, draft. 1 p. 1076 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 130. 

Continental Congress. Contract with France, acknowl- 
edging statement of financial indebtedness of 
United States to France, mode and conditions of 
repa3'ment etc., etc. D. S. : "Gravier de Ver- 
gennes." "B. Franklin" 7 pp. (In French). 
C. C. 145, 311. Translation by Charles Thom- 
son. 5 pp. C. C. 145, 341. 

Printed: U. S. Treatie.s and Conventions (Haswell) Wash. 1889. 310. 

1782 Townshend, Thomas. Court at St. James. Order for 

J'^'^^' 2'^ (Commission to be issued to Richard Oswald, as 

Commissioner to negotiate peace with United 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN I'APERS 129 

States. Cont. copy. 8 pj). Endorsed by Fiiuik- 
lin: " Ordered Commission to Mr Oswald "" 1078 
Franklin, H[cnjamin]. Passy. Certiticato of commission 
granted to Capt. (jriistavus Conyngham. Con- 
temporary^ copy. 1 p. C. C. 41, 2, 154. 
Grasse, [Franyois Joseph Paul,] Comte do, [Marquis de 
Tilly]. Paris. To [Benjamin Franklin ^ Passy]. 
Asking for an appointment for a conference, ha\ - 
ing man}'^ things to communicate. L. S. 1 p. 

2592 

Prieu (?) Strasburgh. To Brillon [de JouyJ. Paris. 

. The waters of Griesback a remedy for the stone. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. {In French.) ' 2593 

Franklin, [Benjamin.] [Passy. J Extract of a hotter to 
[Robert R.] Livingston [Philadelphia]. Salary 
as minister and expense account. Contempoiary 
cop3'. 2 pp. with press copy of same. T. J. 
1782 Oswald, [Richard.] Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

Sep. 7 [Pass}']. Receipt of papers. A. L. S. in 3*' per- 

son. 1 p. (Mutilated.) 2422 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To[Sir Guy Carleton, 

Sep. g New York]. Extract of letter. Suspension of 

hostilities; depredations of savages. 
Sep 12 [Carleton, Sir Guy.] To [Washington]. Extract of letter. 
Suspension of hostilities; savages and the San- 
duskv Expedition. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Chas^ Morse. 1079 

Wash", to Carleton, printml: Writings of Wash?, (Ford) X. V. I.s91. 
10, 75. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Pas.sy. To Sir Joseph Banks 
[London]. Philosophical work and peace. Auto, 
draft. 2 pp. 1080 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888. s, 16y. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Lord [Grantham, Lon- 
don]. Dispositions toward peace on both sides. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 1082 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888. 8, 710. 

Carleton, Sir Guy to Gen. George Washington. See: 
Washington to Carleton, 1782, Sep. 8. 

M[orri8,J R[obert]. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Fiaiiklin, 
John Adams and John Jay [Paris], Payment of 
all bills and closing out of accounts. M., D, 225. 

Printed: Diplo. Oorres. (Wharton), Wash. 1889. .S, 763. 

M[orris.]R|ol)ert]. [Philadeli)hia. | To Benjamin Franklin 
[Pa.ssy]. The purcha.se of supplies on public 
account. M., D, 227. 
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130 BENJAMIN FEANKLIN PAPERS 

1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Franklin 

Sep. 27 [Passy]. Feeling in America against Britain and 

for France; necessit}^ of another loan etc. M., D, 
236. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 6, 771. 

1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Franklin 

Sep. 27 [Passy]. Loan for the year 1783 and oi-ders for 

its disposition. M., D, 244. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton), Wash. 1889. 5, 775. 

1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Franklin 

Sep. 28 [Pas.sy]. In cipher. M., D, 248. 

1782 Continental Congress. Form of commission to Benjamin 

Sep. 28 Franklin to negotiate a treaty of amity and com- 

merce with Sweden, John Adams, John Ja}' and 
John Laurens successive alternates. Contempo- 
rary copy. 2 pp. C. C. 49, 93. 
1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Franklin 

Sep. 30 [Passy]. Public stores Ijnng in Europe; condition 

of accounts etc. M., D, 262. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 5, 788. 

[1782!;] Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du 

[Sep.?] Motier, Marquis de. [Paris.] Memorandum of 

sentence proposed by Vergennes to be inserted in 
the treaty between Great Britain and the United 
States. A. D. 1 p. (In English and French 
with copy of the French sentence on preceding 
page, in a different hand.) 2594 

1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Franklin 

^"- 1 [Passy]. Convoy for the money shipped to 

Havana. M., D, 259. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 5, 791. 

1782 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin], Passy. Discharge from parole of 

^CT. 1 Capt. [Edward] Fage, as a favor to Gen. Conw\ay; 

conditions under which discharge is granted. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. 1083 

1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

■ lin [Pass}^]. Enclosing an act of Congress. 

M., D, 283. 

1782 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

^"- "^ lin [Passy]. Means of communication with France; 

shipment of money. M., D, 286. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 5, 802. 

1782 M[orri8,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia. ] To Benjamin Frank- 

OcT. 7 lin [Passy]. Quoting paragraph of a letter 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 131 

from the headquurtors of the tirmy. In cipher. 
M., D. 289. 

1782 Franklin, f Benjiiinin]. [Pa.ssy.] Extract of letter to 

^^T- 1-i [Robert R.J Livingston [Philadelphia]. Payment 

of minister's salaries and rate of exchange. 

Contemporary copy. 3 pp. and press copy of 
same. T. J. 

Entireletter printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8,195. 

1782 Franklin, [Benjamin]. Passy. Extract of a letter to 

<>CT- 1-* R[obert] R. Living.ston [PhihidelphiaJ. Compen- 

.sation to loyalists. 
Dec. 5 Franklin. Extract of a letter to Livingston. Loyalist-^ 

and ii.sheries. Letter pre.ss copies of contempo- 
rary copies. 1 p. T. J. Ser. 4, v. 2, 104. 

Both letters printed entire: \Vorl<s (Bigelow) .\. V. itths. 8, 961 
and 214. 

1782 Continental Congress, [Philadelphia.] Order directing 

^"- ^" transmittal of copies of Sir (iiiy Carleton's letter 

to Gen. Washington of Sep. 12, 1782 to the U. S. 

Ministers in foreign countries. D. S. Chas. 

Thomson Secy. 1084 

Note: For extract sent see: Washington to Carleton Sep. 8, 1782. 

M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 
lin [Pa.ssy]. Controversy over siipphes furnished 
by France to the state of Virginia. M.. D, 364. 

Printed: Diplo. Torres. (Wharton) Wash. 18^9. 5,834. 

H[artley,] D[avid]. London. To [Benjamin] Franklin, 
Pa.ssy. Franklin's health; answer respectino- 
"fire plates" transmitted to Count Sarsfieid and 
Due de [la] Vauguyon; preliminaries of peace. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1085 

1782 Oswald, Richard. Paris. To J|ohn] Adams, B[enjamin] 

^'°^'- 4 Franklin and J[ohn] Jay [Pa.ssy]. Compen.^ation 

of loyalists. Letter press copy of contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. T. J. Ser. 2, v. 2, 101. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 5, ,S48. 

1782 Segur, [Philippe Henri, Maniuis] de. Versailles. To 

■^^^'•^ [Benjamin] Franklin [Pa.s.sy]. Acknowedgment 

of news from America. A. L. S. in 3'' person. 

1 p. (In French.) 2695 

[1782] Adams, John, B[enjamin] Franklin and John Jay. Pa.ssv. 

[Nov. 5] ^po Richard Oswald [Pari.s]. Restoration of con- 

fi.scated loyalist estates. Letter pi-ess copy of a 

contemporary copy. 2 pp. T. J. Ser. 4, v. 2, 

102. 

Printed Diplo. Corres. (Wharton I Wash. ]88y. 5,849. 



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1782 [Franklin, Benjamin,] Passy. To Comte de Vergennes 

j^'ov. 6 [Versailles]. Letters and news from America. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. 1086 

1782 H[artley], D[avid]. London. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

Nov. 8 [Passy]. Recommending case of James Nassau 

Colleton to his attention. A. L. S. 1 p. 1088 
1782 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Comte de Vergennes 

Nov. 8 [Versailles]. Proposals of Sir Guy Carleton; in- 

adequacy of taxes; financial condition of U. S. 
shown in letters of [Robert] Morris and [Robert 
R.] Livingston; orders of Congress to obtain 
another loan from the King [Louis XVI] Con- 
temp. cop3\ 2 pp. 1087 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 5, 86G. 

H[artley,] D[avid]. London. To [Benjamin Franklin, 
Passy]. Peace negotiations. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1089 
[Washington, George.] Newburgh. To [Benjamin] Frank- 
lin [Passy]. Introducing [John] Wheelock. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. W., A. vi, pt. ii, 407. 
1782 ^^Y' John. [Paris.] To [Benjamin Franklin, Pass}"]. 

[Nov. 24] Appointing meeting at [Richard] Oswald's on 

account of [Henry] Strachey's indisposition. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Note by Franklin: " rec"* Nov. 
24:, 82.^' 1090 

]^732 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Pass3\ Extract of a letter to Rich- 

Nov. 2(i ard Oswald [Paris]. Compensation of lo^^alists; 

Article 5"" proposed b}" Franklin as a method of 
settling the lo3"alist question; statement of facts 
in support of same. Letter press copy of con- 
temporary copy. 8 pp. T. J. Ser. 4, v., 2, 105. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, '214. 

1782 0|swald,J R[ichard]. Paris. To [Benjamin Franklin, 

Nov. 2») Pass}^]. Requests discharge from parole of 

Capt. Francis Dundas. A. L. S. 1 p. 1091 

1782 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass3\ Discharge from parole of 

Nov. 27 ('apt. Francis Dundas on condition of discharge 

being granted Sir James Jav in return. Auto. 

draft. 1 p. 1092 

Press copy of A. D. S. 1 p. 1093 

1782 Adams, J[ohn]. Paris. To B[enjamin] Franklin [Pas.sy]. 

Dec. 3 | Francis] Dana and informing Russia of signing 

of preliminaries of peace; interest of U. S. in 



Dec. 8 

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 133 

Miiiiiic tii'iity proposed to [Johnj Jay and [Henry] 
Liuirens. A. L. S. 2 pp. 1094 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wu.sli. 1889. C. 101. 

1732 Lafayette. [Brienne?] To [Benjamin Franklin, PassyJ. Is 

Dkc. 4 al)out to sail for America. A. L. S. 1]). 1095 

1782 Franklin, Benjamin. Passy. To Robert K. Livinjjiston 

Dec. 5 [Philadelphia ]. Extract of letter: Condition of 

the peace neootiation.s; boundaries and loyalist-;; 

France and Holland etc. Copy. 4 pp. 1096 97 

Entire letter printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, -JU et seq. 
See also: Franklin to Livingston, 1782, Oct. 14. 

^ \??_ o Lafayette. [Brienne.] To [Benjamin] Franklin [PassyJ. 
Motives in return to America. A. L. S. 2 \)\). 

1098 
Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Robert Morris [Phila- 
delphia]. Efforts to procure a new loan: Dutch 
loan; stores and accounts: state agents. Con- 
temporary copy. 3 pp. C. C. 137, 2, 237. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 18s». ,s, 2-J-l. 

1782 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Francis] Hopkinson 

Dkc- 24 [Philadelphia]. Recovery of philosophical in.stru- 

inents from [Thomas?] Coom be: trees; American 

newspaper ethics. Auto, draft. '2 pp. 1099 

Printed, with exception of first paragraphs respecting the iii>tni- 
ments: Works (Bigelow) N. Y'. 1888. 8,237. 

1782 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. [Versailles.] To 

Dec :^0 [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Appointing time 

of meeting. A. L. S. in 3'' person. (In French.) 

Franklin, to Vergennes. Agreeing to above. Auto, draft 
in 3** person. (Written in English at bottom of 
above note of Vergennes.) 1 p. 2596 

[1782] Jay, [Sir] James. [Paris.] To Benjamin Franklin [Passy |. 

Thanks for obtaining his exchange. A, L. S. I p. 

2271 

[1782] Pringle, Sir John. Eulogv of. (In French) liM'P- 

985-99 

[1782?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Pa.ssy.] To Madame dc Biilion 

[Paris]. William Temple Franklin's marriage 
with her daughter. Auto, draft. 2 pp. (In 
French.) 2663 

[1782?] [Franklin, Benjamin, Passy.] Extract of letter to ? 

Tale of the harrow. Auto, draft. I p. Written 
on letter Marat to Franklin, 1782, Fel). 14. 
(q. v.) 1017 

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[1782?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] "Information to those who would 

remove to America. " The class of people desired, 
opportunities etc. Contemporary cop3\ 18 pp. 
Headed by Franklin as quoted. 2233-49 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 172. 

[1782?] Anonymous to [Benjamin Franklin, Passy]. James Bour- 

dieu's anxiety respecting- opinion of his ofBcious- 
ness. Postscript of letter only and part missing. 
1 p. 1005 

[1782?] Fitz-Herbert, AUeyne. Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

[Passy]. Thanks for passports. A. L. S. in 
3'^ person. 1 p. 1003 

[1782?] Jay, J[ohn.] [Paris.] To [Benjamin] Franklin, Passy. 

Enclosing- draft approved by [John] Adams of 
letter to Marquis de Lafa3^ette. A. L. S. 1 p. 

2272 

[1782?] [Oswald, Richard.] Memorandum respecting form of his 

commission to treat for peace. A. D. 1 p. 1006 

[1782?] Vaughan, Benjamin. [Paris?] [To Benjamin Franklin, 

Passy.] Letter to T[homas?] T[ownshend?] and 
that of [David?] H[artley?]; Franklin's home in 
event of his coming to London. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1002 
M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 
lin and John Ja}^ [Paris]. [Francois Jean] Che- 
valier de Chastellux's information as to condition 
of affairs in America. M., E, 26. 

F[ranklin,] B[enjamin.] Passy. To John Jay [Bath?]. 
His health and enemies. Letter press copy of 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 1245 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 426. 

M[orris,] K[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 
lin [Passy]. Foreign loans; specific supplies 
and condition of the country etc. M., E, 33. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 6, 202. 

Morris, Robert Office of Finance. To Benjamin Frank- 
lin [Passy]. [Ferdinand] Grand's account, [John] 
Adams's Dutch loan and Beaumarchais's bills; 
state of finances, present condition etc. L. S. 
marked: "Copy" 2 pp. 1103 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889, 6, 202. 

1783 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia]. To Benjamin Frank- 

Jan. 13 lin [Passy]. Gratitude to the King; condition of 

finances and rates of exchange. M., E, 44. 

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V[aughan,] Benjamin. Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin 
[Passy]. Arranging to call. A. L. S. in Ixxly 
of docuniont. 1 p. 1104 

Continental Congress. Ratification of contract of 1782, 
Jul}' 16 with France. Auto, draft hy Charles 
Thomson. 7 pp. C. C. 145, 333. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass}'. To Comte de Vergennes 
[Versailles]. King [Louis XVlj's loan of six 
millions; schemes with [Ferdinand] (yrand for 
raising mone\'; Congress's orders and gratitude; 
twenty million loan authorized. Auto, draft. 
2 pp. 1105 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 6, 230. 

1783 Fitz-Herbert, [Alleyne.] Paris. To [Benjamin Franklin, 

"^^^^ ^^ Passy]. Announces his tirst audience with the 

King in character of Ministei- Plenipotentiary of 

his Britannic Majesty. A. L. S. in S** person. 

1 p. ' 2597 

1783 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy, To Mrs. Mary Hewson, 

J-^"^- -' [England.] Death of friends; visit to England, 

etc. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 1107 

Printed: Work.s (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, -2^,4. 

1783 Vergennes, [Charles (xravier. Comte] de. Versailles. To 

^^^' ^ [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Sending two copies 

of articles of the preliminaries of peace between 
Great Britain and France. 1 p. 2598 

1783 Adams, [John], Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin, Pas.sy. 

^^'*- - Calling a meeting of the Commissioners to con- 

sider points in negotiation. A. L. S. in S"* person. 

1109 

1783 Adams, [John] Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin, Passy. 

I* EB. 3 Arranging for a meeting with the British Minister. 

A. L. 8. in 3'' person. 1 p. 1110 

1783 Carmichael, William. Madrid. To Benjamin Frank- 

Feb. 6 lin [Passy]. Introducing [Diego i'] Gardoqui. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 1111 

1783 France. Treaty with United States for loan of six million 

Fkb. 25 livres and conditions thereof. D. S. : *'Gravier 

de Vergennes" '"B. Franklin." (In French), 

8 pp. C. C. 145. 320. 

Translation t)y .lohn Pintard. 5 pp. C. C. 
145, 965. 

Printed: l. S Treaties it Conventions (Haswell) Wash. 18S9. 314. 

[1783] ' [Jefferson, Thomas.] [Philadelphia.] To [Benjamin] 
[Fkb.?] F[ranklin, Passy |. Expectations of .sailing foi 



136 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

France in a few days. Auto, draft. 8.1x16.5 
c. m. Irregular shape. T. J. 

1783 Lacarre, . Isle de Oleron [France]. To [Benjamin 

Mak. 3 Franklin, Passy]. General interest fixed on 

Franklin; sends remedies for the stone. A. L. 
S. 1 p. (In French) 2599 

1783 [Segur, Philippe Henri, Marquis de] Versailles. To Ver- 

Mak. 3 gennes [Versailles]. Transportation of artiller}', 

troops and military supplies from Baltimore, 

proposes to g-ive war material to the United 

States Contemporary copy. ^ pp. (In French.) 

2600 

1783 Laurens, Henry. London. To Benjamin Franklin, "Paris" 

:\1ak. 6 [Passy]. [Richard] Oswald and the definitive 

treaty; Lord Shelburne and impeachment; friend- 
ship of the U. S. and the court of France; British 
troops in New York; sends by [Anthony Morris] 
Storer bill for establishing commerce between 
Great Britain and the U. S. ; [John] Adams and the 
Bruxelles anonymous writer; personal mentions. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 1112 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 6, 273. 

1783 Schbnfeld, de. Paris. To [Benjamin Franklin? 

Mar. 9 Pass\']. Introducing Bidermann, councillor of tlie 

court of Saxon}'; commerce between the United 
States and Saxony. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 

2601 
1783 Dumas, [Charles William Frederick]. The Hague. To 

Mar. 14 Benjamin Franklin, Passy. Time has been 

absorbed by illness and ofiicial correspondence 
with John Adams; visit of Mr. & Mrs. Wheelock; 
the Hercules strangling the serpents medal; 
coming changes in diplomatic service of the 
United States. A. L. S. 2pp. (InFrench.) 2602 
1783 Carmichael, William Madrid. To Benjamin Franklin 

Mar. 15 [Passy]. The Definitive Treaty of Peace; Lafay- 

ette's knowledge of state of aflairs in Spain; 
finances and Carmichaers salary ; introduces Baron 
Le Fort; [John] Jay's indecision. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 1113 

1783 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To the Earl of Buchan 

Mar. 17 [Edinburgh, Scotland]. Immigration to America. 

Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1114 

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1783 F[ranklin,l B[eniaminJ. Passy. To the Lord Bishop of 

Mak. 17 St. Asaph. [JoiKithiinlShiploylEnirliind]. Clamor 

atrainst poacoin Parliament; conuptnos.s in Groat 

Britain. Copy. 2 pp. 1116 

I'riiite.l: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. V. 26.'^. 

1783 Laurens, Henry. London. To Benjamin Franklin, "Paris"' 

y^^^^ 17 [Passy]. Formation of a ministry; the King 

[George 111], Lord Stormont and Duke of Port- 
land; l)ill for establishing a commerce with the 
U. S.; British troops in New York; jmblication 
[by PMmund Jennings] of [John] Adams's com- 
mission to negotiate treaty of commerce with 
Great Britain. A. L. S. '2 pp. 1117 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 18><9. 6, 307. 

1783 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] do. Versailles. To 

.Mar. 22 [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Segur's letter re- 

specting French artillery and miiitiiry supplies 
at Baltimore; asks for his opinion on the propo- 
sition it contains. L.S. Ip. (In French.) 2607 
1783 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To John Dickinson 

Mar. 23 [Philadelphia]. Act of Pennsylvania Assembly 

respecting the lands of the Penns. Letterpress 
copy of L. S. 3 pp. 1119-21 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 272. 

1783 French Army in America. Artillery and military sup- 

[M.vK. ?] plies at Baltimore. Statement of. '2 pp. (In 

l^>ench). 2659 

1783 Laurens, Henry. London. To [Benjamin] Franklin, 

Apr. 4 Passy. His work in London; provincial bill and 

[William] Pitt; Laurens's commerce bill and its 
effect; Spain and boundary; [Edmund] Jen- 
nings's dishonesty; proposed visit to Passy; con- 
ference with [Charles James] Fo.x on withdrawal 
of British troops from New York and estaV)lish- 
ment of commercial relations. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

1122 

Prinl.d. Diplo. Corros. (Wharton) Wash. 1S8<1 C. 3.^8. 

ri783«] [L'Estevenon de Berkenroode. .] | Pans. J To [ Ben- 

\PR 10 jamin] Franklin [Pas.syl. Note of acknowledg- 

ment. A. L. in 3^' person, i p. (In t i-«^ihI>-) 

2603 

1783 Carmichael, William. Madri<l. To Benjamin Franklin, 

Apr. 14 [Passv]. State of his accounts; drafts in favor of 

Cabarrasc^Co and Drouilhet; receipts in hands of 

[John] Jay; accounts with Maniuis d'Aranda and 

[Diego] Gardoqui; Manpiis de Lafayette's testi- 



138 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

mony as to Carmichaers expenditures; expected 
presentation at Court as Clmrge d'Affaires. A. 
L. S. 4 pp. 1123 

1783 [Franklin, Benjamin]. Passv. To Robert R. Livingston 

^^^- 1^ [Philadelphia]. Treaty with Sweden; commerce 

with Europe; peace negotiations, finance etc. 
Auto, draft. 5 pp. 1124-26 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 277. 

1783 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To M. Rosencrone, Co- 

^^^- ^^ penhagen. Treat}^ with Denmark. Auto, draft 

signed. 2 pp. 1130 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 276 under date of Apr. 13. 

[1783] [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Benjamin] 

[Apr. 23] Franklin [ Passy]. Recommending Baron de 

L'Estrade. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Benjamin Walker. W., A. vii, 121. 
1783 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

-'^PK- 24 lin [Passy]. Enclosing a letter. M., E, 247. 

1783 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

Apr. 30 [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Segur's letter re- 

specting French artillery and military supplies at 
Baltimore; wishes a reply to the suggestion of 
giving them to the United States. L. S. 1 p. 
(In French.) 2604 

1783 H[artley.] D[avid]. Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

May .3 [Passy]. Arrival of the Duke of Manchester. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 1132 

1783 [Gerard] de Rayneval, Conrad Alexandre. Versailles. To 

^^■^^' < [Benjamin] Franklin [Pass}^]. Arranging a meet- 

ing. A. L. S. in 3*^ person. 1 p. (In French.) 

2605 
1783 Manchester, [George Montagu,] Duke of. [Paris.] To 

j^iAY 7 [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Announcing his 

first audience with the King as ambassador ex- 
traordinary and plenipotentiary of his Britannic 
Majesty. 1 p. (In French). 2606 

1783 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Gen. [George] Wash- 

^•^^' 1*^ ington [Newburgh]. Introducing Mr Hogen- 

dorfl'. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Washn.: 
''From Doctr. Franklin'' W. Letters to. 63, 48. 

1783 M[orris,J R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

May 12 lin [Passy]. Payment of bills drawn by Con- 

gress. M., E, 291. 

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1783 Continental Congress, Resolve respecting payment of 

May 16 couriers in Europe, and appoiiitnieiit of Jfohu] 

M. Piutard U. S. Consul at Madeira. Contenip. 

copy. 2 pp. 1133 

Portion respecting couriers, printed: Journals of Congress of given 
date. 

1783 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Dr. [John] Intjfenhousz 

^^•^'^' 1^ [Vienna?]. Personal matters; art in Anit>ri*'a etc. 

Auto, draft. 4 pp. Incomplete, top & bottom 

of the second sheet being cut off. 1134 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 289. 

M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 
lin [Passy]. The public credit. M., E, 325. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Whurton) Wash. 1889. 6, l-il. 

M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 
lin [Passy]. Power of Congress; credit and the 
situation. M., E, 327. 

Printed: Diplo. Corros. (Wharton) Wa.sh. 1889. 6,449. 

M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] T^ Benjamin Franklin 
[Pass}']. ExtraV'agance and dishonesty in ad- 
ministration of affairs of the French army in 
America; suit brought b}' [Haym] Solomons 
against de Mars and de Brassine; consultation 
w ith [Francois Jean] de Chastellux. M., E, 329. 
1783 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [M. Walterstorff^ Paris]. 

June 7 Criticism of plan of treaty [proposed between 

Denmark and the United States.] L. S. 2 pp. 

1136 

[1783] Fitz-Herbert, [Alleyne.] Paris To [Benjamin] Franklin. 

[June 12] Passy. Offer to convey letters to England. A. 

L. S. in 'S'^ person. 1 p. 1137 

1783 [Franklin, Benjamin]. Passy. To i Hypothesis of 

JcNE 14 the shock of the electric bottle. Auto, draft. 

2 pp. 1138 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y'. 1888. 8,298. 

1783 B[oudinot,] E[lias|. Philadelphia. To [Benjamin Frank- 

JuNEl6 liii^ John Adams and ,Iohn Jay, Passy]. Resig- 

nation of [Robert R.] Livingston as secretiiry of 
Foreign Affairs. C. C. 16, 192. 
1783 Boudinot, Elias. To Benjamin Franklin. See: Franklin 

J^'^-i^' 1*^ to David Hartley, 1783, Sep. tJ. 

1783 Franklin, [Benjamin] and [John] Jay. Pa.ssy. ToComte 

June 28 ^^ Vergennes [Versailles]. State of accounts of 

Congress; protesting of drafts, etc. Contem- 
porary copy. 2 pp. C. C. 137, 3. 103. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Whurtonj Wiisli. 18,S9. tl.oOS. 



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1783 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

July 3 [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Note of acknowl- 

edo^ement. 1 p. (In French.) 2608 

1783 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass}^ To Comte de Vergennes 

July 4 [Versailles]. Transmitting request of Congress 

[for an additional loan of three million livres]. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. 1140 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 302 under date of July 14. 

1783 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte de.] Versailles. To 

July 5 [Benjamin] Franklin and [John] Jay [Passy]. 

Their request for additional financial aid. 
July 4 Franklin, B[enjamin.] Passy. To Vergennes. Request of 
Congress for aid; [Anne Cesar, Chevalier de la] 
Luzerne's representations and measures adopted 
by Congress. 
July 18 Vergennes. To Franklin, Impossibility of granting fur- 
ther aid. (In French.) Contemporary copies. 
3 pp. C. C. 137, 3, 107. 

Letter of July 4 printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton), W^ash. 1889. 

6, ?>li. 

1783 Thun, Baron de. [Paris.] To [Benjamin] Franklin 

July 7 and [John] Jay [Paris]. Note of acknowledg- 

ment. A. L. S. in. 3*^ person. 1 p. (In French.) 

2609 
1783 B[oudinot,] E[lias]. Princeton. To [Benjamin Franklin, 

July 13 John Adams and John Jay] Paris. Revolt of the 

Pennsylvania Line; [Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair; 
escape of Capt. [Henry] Carberry and Lt. [John] 
Sullivan; [Maj.] Gen. [Robert] Howe's detach- 
ment; Gen. [George] Washington's circular letter 
to the States. C, C. 16, 212. 
Laurens, Henry. Bath. To Benjamin Franklin, "Paris" 
[Pass}']. Will return to Paris. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1142 
Farmers General, [Paris]. Extract of a letter to [Ben- 
jamin] Franklin [Pa.ssy], Statement of account 
against United States in name of [Laurent] 
David; shipment of tobacco desired from [Robert] 
Morris. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. (In French.) 
C, C, 137, 3, 111. 

Translation by Charles Thomson. 2 pp. C. C. 
137, 3, 115, 
1783 Vergennes to Franklin. See: Vergennes to Franklin, 1783, 

July 18 July 5. 



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1783 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pussy. To R[obert] R. Livingston 

jii.Y T2 [Philadelphia]. Sicrning of the preliminary arti- 

cles; [John Adams's] mistakes about Vergennes; 
ret'-ulations of connnerce, etc. etc. Auto, draft, 
is'pp. 1143-46 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 188S. 8, 304. 

[1783?! Franklin, [Benjamin]. [Passy.]. To Vergennes[Fontaine- 

[Jl•LY 27?] bleau?]. Presenting a copy of the Constitutions of 

the several States of the U. S. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. (In French.) 2626 

Prhited: AVdrks (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 319. 

1783 F[ranklin,J B[enjamin]. Passy. To Sir Jo.seph Banks 

jrLY27 [London]. Extravagence of wars, et<.-. Copy. 

2 pp. 1149 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1888. 8,320. 

1783 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Pa.ssy. To R[obert] :Morris [Phila- 

jiLY 27 delphia]. Establishment of monthly packets be- 

tween New York and L'Orient; despatches for 
Col. [Mathias] Ogden; correspondence with Gen. 
[George] Washington opened in England: etfect 
on peace negotiations; Chastellux's opinion of 
atl'air with French Intendant and irregularities of 
de ^lars and de Brassine; [Ferdinand] Grand's 
financial difficulties; (John Adams, the Holland 
loan and failure of assistance from Le Couteulx;) 
fruitless application to French Court; tax system 
in U. S.; Farmers'-General request and favors 
due them. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 1147-8 

Printed: Diplo. Corre.s. (Whnrton) Wash, iss'.l. 6, 598. 
The part in parenthesis is crossed out and did not appear in the 
letter as sent. 

1783 [Dugnani, , Corate.] [Paris.] To [Benjaminl Franklin 

.ji-LY 28 [Passy]. Sends a note to be transmitted to Con- 

gress on the credit of the United States. A. L. 
S. in 3** ijerson. 1 p. (In French.) 2610 

1783 France. Treaty with United States. Establishing statu-^ 

jcLY 29 of consuls, vice-consuls and other agents. D. J^. : 

"Vergennes" " B. Franklin" (In French.) 
IS pp. C. C. 47, 219. 

^,-gg stael, Baron de. [Paris.] To [Benjaminl Franklin. 

.,j.,v ;;o Passy. Announces his audience with the King 

as minister plenipotentiary of Sweden. A. L. S. 

inS^per.son. 1 p. (In French.) 2611 

1783 Vaugkan, Benjamin. London. To [Benjamin] Franklin, 

\uc. 8 Passy. Introducing Dugiild Stewart. A. L. h. 



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[Dugnani, Comte.] [Paris.] To [Benjamin] Franklin 

[Pass}']. Will transmit to His Holiness [Pius VI] 
the book which Franklin sent. A. L. S. in 3^ 
person. 1 p. (In French.) 2612 

Boudinot, Elias. Princeton. To Benjamin Franklin 
[Passy]. Ratification of treaty with Sweden; 
permanent seat of government. L. S. 4 pp. 

1153 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 6, 654. 

1783 L'Estevenon de Berkenroode, . [Paris.] To [Benjamin] 

Aug. 15 Franklin [Pass}']. Will forward package sent to 

him; rumor of a mutiny in the American Army; 
trusts it is not true. A. L. S. in 3*? person. 
2 pp. (In French.) 2613 

1783 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To H[enry] Laurens [Eng- 

AuG. 21 land]. Preliminary articles proposed by Great 

Britain as a definitive treaty of peace. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1155 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 6, 658. 

Anonymous. To [Benjamin Franklin, Passy]. Note of in- 
troduction. 1 p. 22.3X9.2 cm. 2423 

Laurens, Henry. Bath. To Benjamin Franklin, "Paris" 
[Passy]. Delay of letter entrusted to [Thomas] 
Barclay; return to France; [Edmund] Jennings's 
pamphlet. A. L. S. 2 pp. 1166 

H[artley,] D[avid. Paris.] To [Benjamin] Franklin, 
Passy. Requesting [James] Madison's pamphlet 
and other papers. A. L. S. 1 p. 1157 

Note by Franklin: "rec<? May 29, 83" and "By his insisting so 
much on the Impolicy of the Writings he proposes to refute, his Reader 
may be led to suspect Policy in his Refutation; and not give his State 
of Affairs all the Credit it deserves " 

1783 Franklin, Benjamin. To Charles James Fox. See: 

Sep. 5 Franklin to David Hartley, 1783, Sep. 7. 

1783 Franklin, Benjamin. To David Hartley. See: Franklin 

Sep. 6 to Hartley, 1783, Sep. 7. 

1783 Castries, Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de. 

Sep. 7 Versailles. To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. 

Sending papers from Belle-Combe and de Bou- 

gars of San Domingo, relative to seizure of the 

St. Thomas by the American privateer Sadie 

Green. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 2614 

1783 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To David Hartley [Paris]. 

Sep. 7 Letter to [Charles James] Fox; despatches from 

Congress; [John] Adams's arrival. 



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1783 Franklin. To Hartley. Opinion of Fox; intelligence of 

Skp- 6 American people; British troops in New York 

etc. 

Sep. 5 Franklin. To Fox. Congratulations on peace. 

Sep. 7 Franklin. To Hartley. Enclosing extract of letter from 

President of Congress, showing feeling toward 
Loj-alists in America. 

JiNE [18] Boudinot, Elias. To Benjamin Franklin. Extract of let- 
ter. Feeling toward Loyalists in America. 
Copies. 4 pp. Letter-book copy of Boiulinot's 
letter. C. C. 16, 194. 1168-59 

Letters of Sep. 5 <.t 6 printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. ls^s. 8. 
335-336. Thatof June IS in Diplo. Corre.s. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 6, 
•197. 

1783 B[oudinot,] E[lias]. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Franklin, 

Sep- 9 Paris [Passy]. Katitication of treaty with Sweden; 

revolt of the Penns3dvania Line due to influence 
of Capt. [Henry] Carberry and Lt [JohnJ Sulli- 
van. C. C. 16, 244. 

1783 [Adams, John, Benjamin Franklin and John Jay.j Passy. 

Sep. 10 Extract of letter [to Elias Boudinot, Philadel- 

phia]. Fifth article of the treaty of peace, rela- 
tive to lo3'alists. Letter press copy of contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. T. J. Ser. 4, v. 2, 107. 

Entire letter printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 188*. >, 31J. 

1783 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To Elias Boudinot [Phil- 

Sep. 13 adelphia]. Relations with European nations, trea- 

ties etc. Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. 1160-1 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 356. 

1783 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Dr. Richard Price, 

Sep. 16 London?]. Balloon.s, etc. Letter press copy of 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosing Franklin to the Royal 

Academj' at Brussels (q. v.) 1164-5 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 8, 3.S9. 

1783 Zinner, Jean. Vienna. To [Benjamin Franklin. Pa.ssy]. 

Sep. 23 Proposes to dedicate his work *'Notitia Historica 

Coloniarum Americje Septentrionalis" to Con- 
gress; was inspired to this b}- ^I. de Bauck, once 
aid -de-camp to Horatio Gates. A. L. S. '2 pp. 
(In French.) 2615 

1783 Zinner, Joan. Vienna. Memorial to the Continental Con- 

Sep. 23 gress, dedicating his histor}- [*'Xotitia Historica 

Coloniarum America? Septentrionalis"] to it. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. (In Latin) 2616 



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1783 [Cice, Jerome Marie Chapion de] Paris. To [Benjamin 

Sep. 27 Franklin, Pass}']. Catholics in America; asks 

for certain information on their condition. 

A. L. S. : " + J. M. Aveg. de Bourdeaux." 

2 pp. (In French.) 2617 

Lenoir, Jean Charles Pierre. Paris. To [Benjamin] 
Franklin [Passy]. Acknowledging copy of the 
Constitutions of the different States. L. S. 1 p. 
(In French.) 2618 

M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Franklin 
[Passy], American friendship for France; com- 
merce and its influences; taxes etc. M., F, 140. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 6,707. 

F[rankliii,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Thomas] Brand Hol- 
lis [England]. The late Thomas Hollis. Copy. 
2 pp. 1166 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 3888. 8, 363. 

F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To D[avid] Hartley 
[London], Disposition of the British Ministry; 
[John] Jay's visit to England. Letter press copy 
of A. L. S. 1 p. 1168 

Hartley, D[avid]. London. To [Benjamin] Franklin 
[Passy]. Introducing Rev. Dr. Scrope. A. L. S, 
1 p, ^ 1169 

Castries, Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis 
de. Fontainebleau, ToVergennes[Fontainebleu], 
Complaint of [Thomas] Barcla}"^ of seizure of 
cargo of military supplies for America in the 
Alliance, by [Forsters &] Puchelberg [& Co.] on 
account of nonpayment for supplies furnished 
Capt [Pierre] Landais on [John D.] Schweighau- 
ser's authorit}^; orders of [Benjamin] Franklin 
and [John] Adams; order to Cluet to replevy the 
supplies; [Joshua?] Johnson accounting; William 
and [Arthur] Lee's connection with the case; 
[Nathan?] Blodgett's account. Contemporary 
copy. 5 pp, (In French.) Enclosed in Ver- 
gennes to Franklin, 1783, Oct. 24, q. v. 2619-21 
1783 Ver^ennes, [Charles Gravier, Conite] de. Fontainebleau. 

Oct. 24 To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Castries an- 

swer to [Thomas] Barclay's complaint of [For- 
sters &] Puchelberg [& Co,]; seizure of cargo of 
the Alliance. L. S, 1 p, (In French,) En- 
closing: Castries to Vergennes 1783, Oct. 16. 
q. V. 2622 



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1783 Hartley, I)[avidJ. [London.] To [HcnjaniinJ Fninklin. 

Oct. 25 Passy. Flannel for waistcoat; [John] .lay's 

health. A. L. 8. 1 p. 1170 

1783 Continental Congress, Princeton. Instructions to the Min- 

0^.^.29 \stevs of the U. S. at the Court of Versailles. 

Treaty with Germany and other European 
nations; claim aoainst Denmark; expense of 
expedition of th»> B<>n llinmiu' Riclmrd: alli- 
ances with European nations; detinitive treaty 
with (Ireat Britain; explanation respectinir cap- 
tures in preliminary articles with Great Britain; 
settlement of [John] Jay's and [William] Carmi- 
chaers accounts through [Thomas] Barclay. IX 
S. : Chas. Thomson. 5 pp. 1171 5 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 18«y. 6, 717. 

11783] [Boudinot, Elias. Philadelphia.) Speech [to Peter John 

[Oct. 31] y.^n BcrckelJ in reply to letter from their High 

Mightinesses the States General of the United 

Netherlands. A. D. 2 pp. 983 

Printed: Journals of Congress of given flate. 

1783 Boudinot, Elias. Princeton. To [Benjamin Franklin. 

Nov. 1 John Adams and John Jay.] Paris. Audience 

to [Peter John] Van Berckel; news of signing of 
Definitive Treaty of Peace by Col. [Mathias] 
Ogden; address of Van Berckel to Congress and 
answer of Congress to .sam(\ Press copy. 6 jip. 

1191-1201 

Address and answer printed: Jonrnals i.i ('(ini:ri>s..f ^iveii diite. 

1783 B[oudinot,] P:[lias]. Princeton. To [Benjamin Franklin, 

^'*'^ ■ 1 John Adams and John Jay] Paris. Forwarding 

instructions; news of signing of the Definitive^ 

Treaty; evacuation of New York. C. C. 16. 261. 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 18S9. 6, 7J0. 

1783 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Elias Boudinot [Prince- 

N„v. 1 ton]. French finances; treaties; du Calvert's 

claim. Letter pre.ss copy of A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1183-89 

Printed: Works (BigeUnv) N. V. IHW. 370. 

1783 Ml orris.] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

Nov. 4 lin [Passv]. P^nclosing ratifications of contracts 

with the French Court. M. F, 220. 

1783 Morris, Robert. Certificate. See; Franklin. Benjamin, 

Nov. 6 to John Paul Jones, 17S3, Dec. IT. 

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1783 [Chardon, .] Bordeaux. To Vergennes [Fontaine- 

Nov. 13 bleau]. Case of Forsters & Puchelberg & Go's 

seizure of supplies for America, in the Alliance, 
on account of nonpaj^ment for supplies furnished 
Capt. [Peter] Landais; [Thomas] Barclay's com- 
plaint; correspondence of [James] Moylan and 
Marquis de Castries; [Benjamin] Franklin's 
action; writ of replevin. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. (In French.) 2623 

H[artley,] D[avid]. [London.] To C[harles] J[ames] Fox 
[London]. Plan for East Indies trade and reve- 
nue, submitted to Lord Chatham through Lord 
Camden in 176T. A. L. S. 2 pp. 1203 

Lumas, C[harles] W[illiam] F[rederick]. The Hague. To 
[Benjamin] Franklin, Passy. Has received the 
papers relating to the removal of Congress to 
Princeton, and they will be printed in the Ley- 
den Gazette; efforts of the anglomanes to make 
much of the incident, to affect the credit of the 
United States. A. L. S. 1 p. (In French.) 2624 

1783 Blome, Baron de. Paris, To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. 

Nov. 24 Requesting satisfaction for the capture in 1781, 

of the Danish merchant ship T/w Providence, 
(Capt. Andre Brun, owned by Erasmus Dyb wad, 
Christian ia) by the American privateer Henri/, of 
Boston, Capt. Thomas Benson. L. 8. 3 pp. (In 
French.) 2625 

1783 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

Dec. 3 [Benjamin] Franklin [Pass}^]. Case respecting 

the cargo of the Alliatice; [Thomas] Barclay and 

Chardon. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 2627 

1783 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Henry Laurens [Lon- 

Df.c. 6 don?]. The anonymous Brussels letter; balloon 

experiments etc. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 1203 

Printed: Works (Bigelow)N.Y. 1888. 8,384. 

1783 Franklin, Benjamin to Vergennes. See: Franklin, William 

Dkc. 6 Temple. Sketch of services, 1789, xVJay 23. 

1783 Willink, Wilhelm & Jan; Nicholas & Jacob Van Staphorst 

Dec. 8 and de la Lande & Bros. Amsterdam. To Benja- 

min Franklin ''Paris" [Pass}'^]. Inability to pay 
drafts of Robert Morris; [Ferdinand] Grand's 
account. A. L. S. of Wilh" & Jan. Willink, 
signed also by Van Staphorst and la Lande. 2 pp. 

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 147 

1783 Vergennes to Franklin. Seo: Franklin, William Temple. 

^^^- 11 Sketch of services, 1789, Ma}^ 28. 

1783 Dumas, C[harles] Wfilliam] Ffroderick]. The Hague. To 

^^^- ^^ [Benjamin] Franklin, Pas^y. Great Britain and 

Holland; politics. A. L. S. 1 p. (In French.) 

2628 
1783 Barclay, Thomas. Anteuil. To [Benjamin Franklin^ 

l>Ec. 16 Passj]. Claim of Forsters cSc Puchelbercr & 

Co. to cargo of the AUinice, and [Joshua] John- 
son's accounting; [John D.] Schweighauser's and 
[James] Moylan's coimection therewith; point of 
"national concern" envolved. Copy. 3 pp. 

1207 

1783 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. Authority to Capt. J [oh n] 

^^^■'^'^ P[aul] Jones [Passy?]. Appointing him agent 

for collecting prize money. 
Nov. 6 Morris, Robert. Philadelphia. Certificate of Capt. 
Jones's execution of necessary bonds as provided 
in resolve of Congress of Nov. 1, 1783. Contem- 
porary copies by Jefferson. 1 p. Endorsed by 
him: "Castries, M. de." T. J. Ser. 2, v. 14, 21. 
1783 [Franklin, Benjamin]. Passy. To Thomas Mifflin [An- 

^^^•25 napolis]. Treaty with England, Ireland and 

feeling of former toward America; constitu- 
tions etc. Auto, draft. 7 pp. 1209-15 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 18S8. 8, 391. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Robert Morris [An- 
napolis^]. Financial situation; taxes in America. 
Auto, draft. 5 pp. 1217 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. V. 1888. 8, 398. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Pa.ssy. To [Samuel] Cooper. Bos- 
ton. Financial situation; politics in England, etc. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 4 p. 1225 31 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. V. 1888. 8, -lOi;. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Thomas Mifflin [An- 
napoli.s]. Retirement and recommendation of Wil- 
liam Temple Franklin. Auto, draft. '1 pp. 

1233 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1888. 8, -404. 

[1783] F[ranklin,] B[enjaminJ. [Passy.] Note on [Thomas] Bar- 

[Dec] clay's letter [of Dec. 16, 1783]: Supplies to be 

furnished the U. S. S. A/liajice by Moylan & 

Co.; [Pierre] Landais's .seizure of command and 

orders to [Forsters &] Puchell)erg [& Co.]; de- 



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mand for payment and [John D.JSchweighauser's 
position; Puchelberg's arrest of United States 
supplies. A. L. S. 3 pp. 2150 

[1783?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy.] To ? Prospect for 

emigrants to America. Auto, draft. 1 p. 2205 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y.' 1888. 10,76. 

[1783?] Franklin, B[enjamin]. Explanatory note respecting 22** 

Article of Preliminaries of Peace. Restoration 
of captured vessels. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. 1102 

[1783?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] To ? Impolic}'^ of war. Let- 

ter press copy of A. L. 3 pp. (Incomplete, be- 
ginning and ending missing.) 1235-7 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 463. 

[1783?] [Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert 

du Motier, Marquis de.] Memorandum respect- 
ing preliminary articles of peace between Great 
Britain and the United States. Auto, draft. 1 p. 
(Part in English and part in French.) 2667 

Dumas, C[harles] W[illiam] F[rederick]. The Hague. To 
[Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Sends a dispatch 
for Congress, which may be of interest. A. L. S. 
1 p. (In French.) 2629 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass3\ To Comte de Vergennes 
[Versailles]. Puchelberg's arrest of arms and am- 
munition destined for America; letters of de Cas- 
tries and Chardon and [Thomas] Barclay's opinion; 
Alliance borrowed by de Sartine for cruize 
with Capt [John Paul] Jones and expense thereof 
borne by the King; provisioned by Gourlade & 
Mo3'lan as agents of [Le Ray] de Chaumont; Capt 
[Pierre] Landais's intrigue and orders to Puchel- 
berg as agent of [John D.] Schweighauser; 
[Joshua] fJohn.son's refusal to audit the account; 
exchange of prisoners taken by J[//mnc^; discus- 
sion of privilogo of arrest of goods of a state to 
satisfy claim of a private individual; Forsters 
claim for damages. 

Schweighauser, J[ohn] I), to Franklin. Puchelberg's con- 
tinuance in supplying the Alliance. 

Gourlade & Moylan, to Franklin. Supplies for Alliance. 

Schweighauser, to Franklin. Supplies for Alliance and 
Landais' bullying of Puchelberg. A. D. of 
Franklin. pp. 1251-1254 



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1784 Mifflin, Thomas. Aiiniipolis. To Renjamin P>ankliii, 

Jan. 14 John Adams and John Jay [Parisl. Ratification 

of treaty of jjoace sent by Col. Josiiih Harmar. 

C. C. 16, 281. 

1784 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, ComteJ de. N'ersaiUes. To 

jvN. 15 [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Imi)risonmpnt of 

Lt Coh Sehatt'er. L. S. 1 p. (In French.) 

2630 

1784 Dumas, C[harles] W[illiam] F[rederick]. The na«ru(\ 

Jan. 15 To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Arrival of 

[John] Adams from London; trusts the inclosed 

will arrive in season to be sent to Congress with 

his former letter. A. L. 8. 1 p. (In French.) 

2631 

1784 Mifflin, Thomas. Annapolis. To Benjamin Franklin, 

Jan. 15 John Adams and John Jay [Paris]. Ratitication 

of treaty of peace sent by Lt. Col. David S. 

Franks and Col. Josiah Harmar. C. C. 16, 286. 

1784 Carmichael, William. Madrid. To Benjamin Franklin 

Jan. 15- [Passy]. Loss of Franklin's regard; [John] Jay's 

^^^-^- ■* resignation; Montgomery's otticiousness in nego- 

tiating with the Emperor of Morocco; credentials 
of Giacomo Francesco Crocco; lack of news from 
America; Conde de Florida de Blanca's bank and 
financial matters; letters to [Ferdinand] Grand; 
Conde de Campomanes', publications. A. L. S. 
7 pp. 1255-6 

1784 Franklin Benjamin. Passy. To Dr. [John] Ingenhousz 

Jan. 16 [Vienna]. Balloon experiments in France. Copy. 

2 pp. 1257 

1784 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia] To Benjamin Franklin 

Jan. 17 [Passy]. Payment of expenses of Col. [Josiah] 

Harmar who bears the ratifications of the Defini- 
tive Treaty. M., F, 373. 

1784 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Comte de Vergennes ' 

Jan. 17 [Versailles]. Punishment of one Schatl'er. Let- 

ter press copy of A. L. S. 4 pp. 1258-61 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N Y. 1888. 8. -131. 

1784 Dumas, C[harles] \V[illiam]F[rederick]. The Hague. To 

Jan. 23 [Benjamin] Franklin, Passy. Sends matter to be 

inclosed in former conmumication to Congress. 

John Adams is at Amsterdam; treaty with Great 

Britain. A. L. 8. 2 pp. (In French.) 2632 



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[Franklin, Benjamin.] Pass}'. To Mrs. Hare [England]. 
Advice as to emmigrating- to America. Auto, 
draft. 2 pp. 1262 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 436. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To [Sarah] Bache [Phila- 
delphia]. The hereditary idea of the Society of 
the Cincinnati; the eagle as the bird of America. 
Auto, draft. 7 pp. 1263-66 

Letterpress copy of L. S. 11 pp. 1270-1280 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 438. 

? Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin? Passy]. 

Remedy for the stone. A. L. S.: ^'DeF " 

1 p. (In French.) 2633 
Hartley, David. London. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

[Passy]. Introducing Dr. Ross at instance of 
[George] Dempster. A. L. S. 1 p. 1281 

Anonymous. Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin, [Passy]. 
Message from the Prince de Soubise, sending a 
package. A. L. in 3*^ person. 1 p. 2634 

Laurens, Henry. [London.] To Benjamin Franklin, Passy. 
His health; the anonymous letters and de Nuf- 
ville's connection therewith; [Edmund] Jennings; 
[Elias] Boudinot's letters; political situation in 
England; [Jonathan] TrumbuITs news of New 
England trade with loyalists in Nova Scotia; 
[John] Adams contradiction respecting French 
West Indies trade; Laurens's need of money and 
his unpaid claims against England. A. L. S. 
■i pp. 1282 

1784 d'Aboville,[FrancoisMarie,Comte]. Paris. To Carter. 

^^^- ^ Extract of letter respecting a cure for the stone 

and [Benjamin] Franklin. 2pp. (InFrench.) 2766 

1784 M[orris,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

Fkr- 1- liu [Passy]. Financial arrangements for Euro- 

pean business; condition of the couniky. M., F, 
437. 

Printed- Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 0, 7C9. 

F[ranklin,] B[enjaminj. Passy. To [Henry Laurens, Lon- 
don]. Corruptness of England. Copy. 2 pp. 

1263 

I'rinted: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 448. 

Le Carpentier, [Jean Baptistc.] [Paris.] To L'Abbe 
Lart'on. Treatment for the stone. A. L. S. 

2 pp. (In Fr(>nch.) 2767 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 151 

1-784 Ml orris,] R[obert]. [ Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 

'kkh. 13 lin [Passy]. State of the ])ul)lic Hnanees, liabil- 

ities assets etc. M., F, 448. 

Printed: Diplo. Corrus. (Wharton) Wiish. IHX'J. 6. 771. 

1784 Carmichael. William. Madrid. To [Benjamin Franklin 

^Eu. U Passy]. Pul)lieations of Conde Campomanes and 

Abbe Gavarra; resignation; acceptance of bills 

of Congress; news of [John] Adams' return to 

Holland. A. L. S. 2 pp. 1284 

1784 F[ranklin,l B[enjamin]. Passy. To William Strahan 

Feb. 16 [London]. Political situation in England. Copy. 

, 1285 

4 pp. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8,449. 

1784 Vaughan, Benjamin. [London.] To [Henry] Laurens 

Feb. 27 [London]. Conditions governing the West Indi.-s 

trade with the U. S. A. L. S. in 3d person. 

3 pp. ^^^"^ 

With note in different hand at top of first page: "Make Mr Lau- 
rens's P. S. to his letter to Doctor Franklin 'JTth Feby. 1784 >ee: 

Laurens to Franlclin, 1784, Feb. 28. 

1784 Laurens, Henrv. London. To Benjamin Franklin, Passy. 

Feb. 28 State of his funds; loan from [Ferdinand] (Trand; 

payment of [Robert] Morris's bills in Holland: 
U. S. system of finance; political crisis in England: 
Laurens's claim; trade between British ^^ est 
Lidies and U. S.; his health; embarkation for 
America. A. L. S. i pp. See: Vaughan. Ben- 
jamin to Laurens, 1784, Feb. 27. 1288 

1784 Hartley, D[avid]. London. To [Benjaiiiinl Franklin 

M vK. 2 [Passv]. Departure of [John] Jay and exchange 

of treaty ratifications. A. L. S._ 1 p. 1289 

Printed:"works (Sparks) Boston. 1840. x, 71. 

1784 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To D[avid] Hartley [Lon- 

M..R.11 don]. [George] Dempster's recommendation of 

Dr. Ro.ss; exchange of ratihcations: attitude ot 

some of the States. Letter press copy of A. L. >. 

1291 
2 pp. 

1784 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Pas.sy. To Henry Laurens [l-n- 

IL 12 don]. Payment of drafts of Congress; -tihc^tion 

etc. Letter-press copy of A. L.S. (;pi>. 1294 99 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 8, 46t,. 

1784 Mifflin. Thomas. Annapolis. To Benjamin Franklin and 

M.VK. 20 John Adams [Passy]. Enclosing an act ot Con- 

gress. C. C. 16, 294. 



152 BETSIJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1784 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Capt. John] Paul 

Mar. 25 Jones, Paris. Deduction of charges accrued on 

the Serapis and Countess of Scarborough. Copy 
by Jones. 3 pp. J. 
1784 Hartley, D[avid]. London. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

Mar. 26 [Passy]. Delay in exchanging ratifications of the 

Definitive Treaty of Peace. A. L. S. 1 p. 1300 
1784 [Hartley, David.] [London.] To Henry Laurens [Lon- 

Mak. 26 don]. Dela}' in exchange of ratifications. Con- 

temp. cop3'. 1 p. 1301 

Printed: Diplo. Corres. (Wharton) Wash. 1889. 6,789. 

1784 Laurens, Henry. Bath. To Benjamin Franklin, Passy. 

^Iar. 28 Convention proposed to Lord Carmarthen by 

[David] Hartley on subject of [Charles] Thom- 
son's letter respecting delay in exchange of rati- 
fications of Definitive Treaty of Peace; [William] 
Carmichael's news of new drafts of Congress; 
[James] Bourdieu's ideas relative to commerce 
between Great Britain and America; regulation of 
Laurens's claim, private affairs, etc. L. S. 3 pp. 

1302 

Laurens, Henry. Bath. To Benjamin Franklin, Passy. 
Introducing [James] Bourdieu. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1303 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Henry Laurens [Bath]. 
Exchange of ratifications through [David] Hartley 
and Major [Davids.] Franks. A. L. S. 1 p. 1304 

Laurens, Henr} \ Bath. To Benjamin Franklin, Pass3^ 
Franklin's letter to Charles Thomson; exchange 
of ratifications with [David] Hartley; [James] 
Bourdieu's visit to Passy. L. S. 2 pp. 1305 

Willink, Wilhelm & Jan; Nicholas & Jacob van Staphorst, 
and de la Lande & Bros. Amsterdam. To Ben- 
jamin Franklin, "Paris" [Pass}']. Through loan 
authorized by [John] Adams are able to honor 
Robert Morris's drafts. A. L. S. of Wilhelm & 
Jan Willink, signed also by van Staphorst & de 
la Lande. 1 p. 1306 

1784 Franklin, B[enjamin] and John Jay. Passy. To Thomas 

Apr. 16 Mifflin [Philadelphia]. Receipt of ratification of 

Definitive Treaty of Peace through Col. [Josiah] 
Harmer and Lt. Col. David [S.] Franks. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. of Franklin, signed also 
by Jay. 1 p. 1307 



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1784 Franklin, B|»'iij:iiuiii. ) Pa.ssy. To [John] Walter [Lon- 

'^'''*- 1" doiij. •• Logotype" method of printiii*r- ^'<>!'>. 

4 pp. 1308-9 

2'* copy 3 pp. 1310-11 

Printfd: Works (Bigtlow) N.Y. 1h,sx. s. 469. 

1784 Laurens, Henry. London. To H[enjaniinj Franklin [Pa.ssyJ. 

-^''« 1*^ Exchange of ratifications; conniierce with Amer- 

ica and attitude of the Counril. and morchants. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 1312 

1784 Laurens, Henry. [London.] To [Benjamin] Franklin 

•^*'"- 1^ [Passy]. Feeling in Parliament of America's re- 

turn to allegiance. A. L. S. 2 pp. 1313 

Above noted by Laurens a«: " P. .S. to ii Letter of this date IS'i" .\pril 
1784." q. V. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Adieu. Six line verse. Sec: 1728. 
Franklin. Epitaph. 

F[ranklin,] B[enjamin.] Passy. To Benjamin Webb [Ge- 
neva]. Loan and new method of repayment. 
Copy. 1 p. * 1314 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. lN<s. ^, All. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To H[enry] Laurens [Lon- 
don]. Commercial treaty with England: defection 
of States from I'nion. Letter-pr(\ss copy of A. 
L. S. 2 pp. 1315 16 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. V. lssi>. t*. -173. 

1784 Laurens, Henry. London. To Benjamin Franklin, Pas.sy. 

^^•^'^' ^ His financial condition and application to [Ferdi- 

nand] Grand: [Richard] Champion's and Bryan 
Edwards' pamphlets; Loyalists in Nova Scotia; 
treaty of commerce, [John] Jay's departure and 
D[avid] H[artley] ingenuousness: political aspect 
in England; King's [George HI [opinion of Frank- 
lin; Laurens' embarkation for America. A. L. 
S. 4 pp. 1323 

1784 Laurens, Henry. London. To Benjamin Franklin, Pa.s.sy, 

^^ay 10 Funds to be obtained from [Ferdinand] Grand; 

newspapers sent bv Col. [rlosiah] Harmer. A. L. 

S. Ip. 1324 

1784 F[ranklin,] I>[en]amin]. Pas.sy. To Rev. [Samuel] Mather, 

^^^^ 12 Boston. Advice and anecdote of Cottcm Mather. 

Copy. 2 pp. 1325 

Printed. Works (Bigelow) X. V. 1SJ<8. 8. -183. 

1784 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Thomas Mifflin [An- 

^iAY 12 napolis]. Exchange of ratifications: commercial 

treaties with England and other counties. Auto. 



154 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

draft. 2 pp. "Sent by Mr. Jay who sail'd from 

Dover the 31st" 1326 

2"^ copy. Letter press cop}- of L. S. 3 pp. 

1327-9 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 489. 

1784 Continental Congress. Form of Commission to Benjamin 

May 12 Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams as 

minister plenipotentiaries to negotiate a treaty of 
amity and commerce with Russia. Copy by 
Charles Thomson. 2 pp. C. C. 49, 53. 
1784 Franklin, Benjamin. Passy. To [Henr}^] Laurens, Lon 

May 13 don. Wish to retire; [William Temple Frank- 

lin's] advancement. Cop}^ 2 pp. 1330 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1888. 8, 191. 

1784 Franklin, Benjamin. Pass}'. To [John] Jaj^ and wife 

May 13 London?]. Wish to retire; [William Temple 

Franklin's] advancement. Copy. 1 p. 1331 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 494. 

1784 Webb, B[enjamin.] Geneva. To B[enjamin] Franklin, 

May 18 Pass}. Thanks for loan; his tinuncial circum- 

.stances; remedies for the stone or gravel. A. L. S. 
5 pp. 1332-3 

1784 Mifflin, Thomas. Annapolis. To John Adams and Ben- 

^^^^' "^ jamin Franklin [Passy]. Enclosing various in- 

structions relative to treaties to be negotiated. 
C. C. 16, 309. 
1784 [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Pass3^] Meteorological Imagina- 

[May] tions and Conjectures. Auto, draft. 3pp. 1317-18 

2*^ copy. 7 pp. (In French) 1319-22 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 486. 

[1784?] Continental Congress. Form of commission to John Adams, 

[May?] Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to 

negotiate treaties with the commercial powers of 
Europe and those bordering on the Mediterranean. 
Copy by Charles Thomson. 1 p. C. C. 49, 27. 
Copy by Thomson of a similar commission. 2 pp. 
C. C. 49, 29. 

1784 Le Carpentier, [Jean Baptiste?] [Paris.] To [Benjamin 
J^'^'^ ^^ Franklin, Pass}^]. Remedy for the stone; pre- 
scription, etc. A. L. S. 3 pp. (In French.) 
Endorsed by Franklin: "Express mj' thankful 
Acknowledgements to M. Carpentier for his Good- 
ness in sending me his Receipt. I have not yet 
determined to take any Remedies. When I am, 
I will acquaint him. " 2768 



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1784 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Thomas Mifflin [Amiai)- 

J^'^'- ^^ olis]. Commercial treaty with Great Britain and 

foundations of respect for U. S. in Kuropo. A iilo. 

draft. 2 pp. I334 

Printed: Works (Bigclow) X. Y. 1888. 8, WJ. 

1784 Castries, [Charles Kiigone Gabriel de La Croix, Mur(|ui>] 

J^'^'^^-O de. Versailles. To [Benjamin] Franklin [PassyJ. 

Repartition of prize money fi-om captures of 
Capt. JohnPaulJoues. L. 8. 2 pp. (In French.) 
Enclosing following entry. 2638 

[1784] [Castries, Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis 

[Jlne20] , de.] Scheme for division of prize money among 

the several ships composing Capt. John Paul 
Jones' squadron in 1779. 2 pp. (In French.) 
Enclosed in preceding entry. 2639 

[1784] Franklin, Benjamin. [Pas.sy.] To David Rittenhouse 

[June 25] [Philadelphia]. Consideration of tire and proper- 

ties thereof. Auto, draft. 4 pp. 1335 6 

Contemporary copy in French. G p^). 2635-7 

PriiitL'ti: Works (Biffelow) X. V. 1888. 8, .506. 

[1784?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] The paper money of America. 

[JiLY 3?] History, nature, value, etc. Auto, draft. 7 pp. 

2309-15 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1888. 7, 339. 

1784 [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Pas.sy. J Diary. | Mutilated frag- 

Jily5-27 ments.] 7 pieces of ditierent sizes. A. D. 

1337-41 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 509. 

1784 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Dr. [Thomas] Pereival 

July 17 [^lanchester, England]. On duelling. Copv. 

8 pp. 1346 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. ias.s. 9, ti. 

1784 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Messrs. Weems & 

JiLY 18 Gant, [London^] Difficulties of the ordination. 

Auto, draft. 2 pp. 1349 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 8, 8. 

1784 Adams, John. The Hague. To [Benjamin] Fmnklin, 

July 19 Passy. Lack of information or ne^vs from 

America. A. L. S. 3 pp. 1352 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1S88. 8, 10. 

1784 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To B[enjamin] Vaughan 

July 26 [London]. Restrictions on commerce; wisdom 

of councils; luxury in Aniei"ica. L. 8. with auto. 

postscript. 15 pp. 1353-60 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1888. 9, 11. (Kxeept the para- 
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H[artley,] D[avidJ, [Paris.] To [Benjamin] Franklin 
[Pass}']. Report of Privy Council and other docu- 
ments relating to American trade are before 
Parliament. A. L. S. 1 p. 1370 

H[artley,] D[avid]. [Paris.] To [Benjamin] Franklin, 
Passy. News that the American bill has passed. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1371 

[Dorset, John Frederick Sackville, Duke of.] [Paris.] 
To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Invitation to 
an assembly. A. L. ? In 3'^ person. 1 p. 
(In French.) 2640 

F[ranklm,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To Dr. [Richard] Price 
[London]. Quarrels in the Royal Society, poli- 
tics in England, etc. Letter press copy of A. L. 
S. 3 pp. 1376-8 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9,46. 

1784 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To [William,] Lord Howe 

Aug. 18 [London]. Thanks for present of Cook's "Voy- 

age." Copy, 1 p. 1379 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 49. 

1784 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To W[illiam] Strahan 

Aug. 19 [London]. Profit in public office in England and 

America; English opinion of American courage 

etc. Copy. 4: pp. 1380-1 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 49. 

1784 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Dr. Joseph Priestly ?- 

Aug. 21 London]. Profession of faith required by the 

Constitution [of Pennsylvania, 1776]. Letter 

press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1385-6 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 57. 

1784 Franklin, [Benjamin]. Passy. To Baron Walterstorff 

Sep. 2 [Paris]. Appointing meeting to discuss treaty 

with Denmark. Letter press copy of A. L. signed 

in body of document. 1 p. 1388 

1784 Guiard, . [Mans, France.] To [Benjamin Franklin, 

Sep. 6 Passv]. Sending cure for the stone. A. L. S. 

1 p. (In French.) Written on verso of a 2 pp. 
printed "Remede contre la pierre et la gravelle 

par le Docteur Nathanael 

Hnlme " Endorsed b}^ Franklin: 

That I am much obliged to him & to M. du Bourg 
for the Communication of the Remedy, & pray 
them to accept ni}^ thankful Acknowledgements. 
That I have not yet resolv'd on making Use of 
any Remedy, the Malady being hitherto tolera- 



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ble; if it throws worse ami I siiould make use of 

this, 1 will acquaint him with the .Success." 2770 

1784 F[ranklin,| Bfenjamiii|. Passy. To f Richard] Price [Lou- 

•^'^''- " (louj. Iiitroilucing' Conite de Miraheau. Copy. 

1 p. 1389 

1784 F[ranklin,] Bfenjamin]. Passy. T(j B[enjamin| \'auuliaii 

Sfci-. 7 [LoiidoiiJ. Introducing ("onitc de Miralx'au. 

Copy. 1390 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. Ivs^. y, i,u. 

1784 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Guiard, [Mans, 

^KP- 12 France]. Thanking him for remedy for the stone. 

Letter-press copy of L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 

2771 
1784 [D'Aranda, Pedro Pablo Abarca y Bolea, Conde.] Paris. 

^EH. 20 'Iq [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Forwarding 

letter from ^Madrid. A. L. ? in 3"* person. 1 p. 
(In French.) 2641 

1784 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

^EP. 26 [Benjamin] Franklin [London]. Memoirc of 

Denevers, creditor of John [Jonathan:!] Williams 
[jr]. L. S.: "deVergennes." 1 p. (In French) 
Dated in error 1774. 253 

[Franklin, Benjamin] Passy. To [Comte de Vergennes?, 
Versailles]. Complaint of Denevers against [Jona- 
than] Williams [jr]. Auto, draft. 1 p. 1391 
M[orri8,] R[obert]. [Philadelphia.] To Benjamin Frank- 
lin [Passy]. Closing of accounts; contingent 
fund, attachments of public goods etc. M., G, 287. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1S88. 9, 63. 

Jefferson, Thomas, Paris. To [Benjamin] Fraidvlin [Passy]. 
Chevallie's part in Beaumarchais's claim against 
Virginia; [William] Short's knowledge of the 
case. A. L. signed in 3d person. 1 p. 1392 

1784 Vergennes, Louis, Comte de. Paris. To | Bonjaniin] 

Dec. 1 Franklin [Passy]. Announcing the l)irtli of a 

daughter. A. L. S. ^ in 3** person. 1 ]). (In 
French.) 2642 

Lee, Richard Henry. Trenton. To Benjamin Franklin 
[Pass}']. Recommendation of Congress of the 
:\Iarquis de Lafayette to the King. C. C. 16. 315. 

Lee, Richard Henry. Trenton. To Benjamin Franklin 
[Passy]. Resolve of Congress dela3'ing signing 
of Convention [with France, establishing powers 
etc. of consuls]. C. C. 16, 316. 



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1784 Guiard, . Le Mans [France]. To Fonteneau, 

Dec. 18 Rouen. Malad}^ of the stone; treatment etc. etc. 

Contemporary copy. 8 pp. (In French.) 

2776-79 

[1784?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy.] To St. Jean de Creve- 

coeur [Michel Guillaume Jean de Crevecoeur, 

New York]. Packet boats between France and 

America. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 2332 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 4. 

[1784?] Lansdown, [William Petty, Marquis of.] [London.] To 

[Benjamin Franklin, Passy]. [William Temple 
Franklin's] visit; remedy for the stone. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 2274 

1785 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To ? Information 

Ja^'- 2 respecting- one Thomas Dunlap; believes him to 

be an Englishman or an Irishman. Draft. 2 pp. 
(In French.) 2645 

1785 Bordel, Maignol ? de. Bordeaux. To de Tronquoy, Paris. 

Jan. 15 On the stone. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 

Enclosed in Tronquoj" to Franklin, 1785, Jan. 

16. q. V. 2646 

1785 Tronquoy, . Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. 

[Jan. 16] Sends letter received from Bordeaux; wishes to 

be helpful. A. L. S. 1 p. (In French.) En- 
closing: Bordel, Maignol de to Tronquoy, 1785, 
Jan. 15. q. v. 2647 

Guiard, . Le Mans [France]. To Fonteneau, 

Rouen. Malady of the stone. 
Same to Same. The stone, treatment, etc., etc. 

Contemporar}" copies. 7 pp. (In French.) 

2780-83 
Franklin, Benjamin. Passy. To John Jay [Trenton?]. 

Attitude of Europe toward the United States. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 1393 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 1393. 

Guiard, . To Fonteneau. See: Guiard to 

Fonteneau, 1785, Jan. IS. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To M. Michel, Havre. 
Assistance to Elizabeth Tingis. Auto, draft. 
1 p. 1394 

Franklin to Pownall. Receipt of the books, etc. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1398 



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1785 Continental Congress. [Trenton.] Resolve, permitting 

.Mab. 7 Benjiuniii Franklin to return to America; to 

appoint his succes.sor and also a successor to 
J[ohn] Adams. D. S. Chas. Thomson Secy. 
Endorsed by Franklin: "RccoivM l>y the hand 
of Paul Randal Esq; from Mr Jay. May l\ 
1785." 1401 

Printed: Journals of Congresa ui nivuii dutc 

1785 Jay, John. [Trenton]. To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. 

Mar. 8 Resolution of Congre.ss, permitting his return to 

America. L. S. 1 p. 1400 

1785 Franklin, B[eniamin.J Passy. To [Benjamin] Vau*:lian 

Mar. 14 [London]. Criminal law in England; privateer- 

ing. Auto, draft signed. 7 pp. 1402-5 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. lK.s8. 9, 80. 

1785 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Dr. Richard Price, 

Mar. 18 England]. Presentation of books to town [of 

Franklin] in Massachusetts. Copy. '2 pp. 1425 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 188,S. 9,89. 

1875 Hartley, D[avid]. Bath. To [Benjamin] Franklin, Passy. 

:\Iak. 18 Appointment of [John] Temple Consul-general to 

United States. A. L. S. 1 p. 1427 

1785 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Jonathan Williams 

Apr. 13 [London?]. Release of an American citizen in 

Spain and conversion of a New Englander to 

Catholicism. Letter press copy of A. L. S. with 

P. S. in pencil. 1 p. 1429 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9,9-J. 

1785 F[ranklin,i B[enjamin]. Passy. To B[enjamin] Vaughan 

AiK. 21 [London). Manufactures in England; loose 

printing, etc. Copy. 2 pp, with sample of 

manner of printing. 1 p. 1432-3 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9,96. 

1785 Vergennes, [Charles Gravier, Comte] de. Versailles. To 

Apr. 28 [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Sends a memoire 

of Jean Orillard. Contemporary copy. (In 
French.) 
M.\Y 1 Franklin to Vergennes. [Jonathan] Williams [jr.] in Eng- 

land; Ori Hard's memoir misrepresents facts. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 2648 

1785 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To Cadet de Vaux, [Paris i] 

Apr. 28 Production of beer from mais. Auto, draft. 

1 p. 1435 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9,99. 



160 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1785 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To Dr. [John] Ingenhousz 

Apr. 29 [Vienna]. Physical condition; Weinbrenner's 

ag-ent and shipment of goods to America; electric- 
shock experienced; Lady Dowager Penn's com- 
plaints; [Samuel] Wharton's conduct toward In- 
genhousz and [Edward] Bancroft's opinion; con- 
trivance of a chimney clock; experiment of the 
globe floating between two liquors; gravitation 
of bodies to the earth during conjunction of sun 
and moon; tides; interruptions by visitors; in- 
fection in dead bodies; Royalists and condition of 
affairs in the United States; seeds from America 
through [William] Bartram for Count Chotck; 
malady of the stone; publication of Ingenhousz's 
book and Le Begue [de Presle's] connection there- 
with; balloon project; the prelate Nekrep; rem- 
edy for the stone; mistaken impressions of com- 
mercial honesty in America; Mesmer and the 
latest somnambule craze; relief at retiring from 
the pul)lic service. Auto, draft signed. 11 pp. 

1437-47 
Letter press copy of L. S. " 11 pp. 1449-69 

Printed in part: Worlvs (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9,93,99, and 102. 

1785 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To [Jonathan] Williams 

^^■''^' ^ [London]. Orillard's memorial; personal mat- 

ters. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1471 

1785 Franklin to Vergennes. See: Vergennes to Franklin, 

M.vY 1 1785, Apr. 28. 

1785 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Passy. To Jean Rousseau. Lon- 

'^J ''Y :.' don. His memoir to Congress. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. 1473 

1785 [Franklin, Benjamin,] Passy. To Comte de Vergennes, 

^^i-^Y •' [Versailles.] Taking leave of the Court. Auto. 

draft. 

Franklin, to [Gerard de] Rayneval, [Versailles.] Taking 

leave of him. Auto, di-aft initialed. 2 pp. 

1473 

Letter-press copy of A, L. S., Franklin to 

Rayneval. 1 p. 1477 

Letter to Vergennes, printed: Worlcs (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 104. 

1785 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To Mr. & Mrs. [Richard] 

j^i-^'^' 10 Bache [Philadelphia]. Preparations for voyage 

home. Letter-press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1479 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888. 9, 107. 



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BEN.IAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS H'A 

Franklin, H[enjaniinJ. Pussy. To Charles Thomson 
[Trenton J. Shipment of copies of a treatise on 
government. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 ]). 

1483 

Franklin, H[enjamin]. Pass}-. To John Jay [TreutonJ. 
Return to America. Letter press cop}' of A. L. 
S. 1 p. ' 1485 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 109. 

Vergennes. Versailles. To [Benjamin Franklin, Passy]. 
His departure for America. Copy. (In French) 
1 p. 1487 

Translation printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 111. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Passy. To George Whately [Lon- 
don ?]. Old age; children in France, etc.. etc. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. pp. 1489-99 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 112. 

[Franklin, Benjamin, and John Adams.] Passw To 
Baron Thulemeier, The Hague. Signing of the 
Treat}'^ [of Commerce, with Prussia]; method sug- 
gested. Auto, draft of Franklin. 2 pp. 1501 

F[ranklin], B[enjamin]. Pass}'. To i Dilhculty 

in writing French; cannot advise her to cross the 
ocean; leaves from Havre; proper season for 
crossing; trusts he ma}' visit her at Chaumont. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. (In French.) 2649 

1785 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Passy. To de Sequeville. Ac- 

J^'-""'^ ^' knowledging his many kind offices; asks his 

acceptance of a mark of his recognition. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2650 
1785 Wyvill, [Christopher.] Paris. To Benjamin Franklin, 
June 17 Pass}'. Gratitude for the paper on the elective 
franchises of the small boroughs of England. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 1502 
1785 Franklin to John Barclay. See: Franklin. Account with 

June 19 the United States, 1785, June 20. 

1785 [Franklin, Benjan)in.] Passy. To T[homa.s] Barclay 

June 19 [Parish]. His salary as U. S. Minister. Auto. 

draft. 2 pp. 1503 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 127. 

[1785] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy.] To [Jean Antoine Hou- 

[June20] don?, Paris?]. Busts for [Julien David] Le Roy 

and [William] Carmichael; his complaint against 

Virginia. Auto, draft. I p. 2229 

L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 2651 

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1785 Franklin, Benjamin. Account with the United States of 

June 20 expenses as Minister to France from Dec. 1776 

to May 1785. D. S.: "Jno. Barclaj^" 26 pp. 
' ' Triplicate '' With copy of letter : 
June 19 Franklin to Barclay. Salary as minister. 2 pp. En- 
dorsed b}^ Thomas Jefferson: " Docf Franklin's 
account as settled by Mr Barclay and furnished 
by him to me for my govmt. in my own acc'^ 
with the U. S." 28 pp. in all. T. J. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 127. 

1785 Grand, [Ferdinand.] Paris. Statement of account with 

June 26 William T[emple] Franklin. D. S. 1 p. (In 

French.) 3039 

1785 Williams, J[onathan]. Dublin. To [Benjamin] Franklin, 

June 27 Passy. Ship for Franklin's passage to America. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 1504 

1784-5 [Grand, Ferdinand.] Paris. Statement of account of 

Jan. 26- William T[emple] Franklin. 1 p. (In French) 

June 28 3038 

1785 Franklin, Benjamin. Passy. To E[dward] Bridgen [Lop- 
July 4 don?]. [Jonathan] Williams [jr.] to ship books; 

passage in Capt [Thomas] Truxtun's ship; 
[Joshua] Johnson's knowledge of Franklin's 
movements. Cop3^ 2 pp. 1505 

Castries. Versailles. To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. 
Regret at hearing of his departure. Copy. (In 
French) 1 p. 1506 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 187. 

Franklin, [Benjamin]. Passy. To [Thomas] Jefferson 
[Paris]. Forwarding letters and recommending 
Dr. [John] Ingeiihousz. A. L. S. in 'S'^ per.son. 
1 p. T. J. Ser. 2, v. 46, 6. 

Contee, B . Ba3'onne. To Benjamin Franklin or the 

U. S. Minister at Versailles. Complains of to- 
bacco transaction with the Farmers General. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. T. J. Ser. 2, v. 14, 65. 

1786 Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Havre. To T[homas] 
July 20 Jefferson [Paris]. Preparations for departure 

for America; [Jean Antoine] Houdon's passage; 

Jefferson's books. A. L. S. 3 pp. T. J. Ser. 2, 

V. 33, 20. 

1785 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Havre. To [Capt. John] Paul 

"^^'^^ 2^ Jones [Paris]. Baron de Walterstorff's offer, in 



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behalf of the Kitit^of Domiiark, of settlement for 
prizes [ttiken durinp; the Revolution]. Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. C. C. 168. 2, 385. 
1785 Franklin, B[eiijaininJ. Havre. To Thonia.s Jeti'erson 

July 21 [Pari.sJ. Thanks for steps taken with the Duke 

of Dorset and [fJohn] Adams; eml)arkation for 
Cowes with [Jean AntoineJ Houdon; Lamotte 
will copy [Joseph Siffrein] du Plessis's manu- 
script. A. L. S. 1 p. T. J. 
1785 Franklin, B[enjaminJ. Southampton. To [Ferdinand] 

J'^LY 25 (xrand [Paris]. Shipnient of his eflfeets, com- 

mission charges etc. 
Franklin to [Andre] Limozin [Havre]. Shipment of ef- 
fects. 
Franklin to [Jean ?] Holker [Rouen]. Shipment of effects. 
Franklin to Mons. Ruellan, Havre. Letter of credit, ship- 
ment of effects etc. Copies. 4 pp. 1507-8 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 188^. 9, 150-5-4. 

1785 Barclay, John. Paris. Account of bills drawn on the 

^'^^^'- ^"^ Commissioners of the United States at Paris for 

interest of money lent the public previous to Mar. 
1, 1778 and paid by [Ferdinand] Grand on order 
of [Benjamin] Franklin. D. S. •:5 pp. 58x74.1 
cm. XV 

1785 Barclay, John. Paris. Account of bills drawn on the 

-^'^■^'- 2"* Commissioners of the United States at Paris for 

interest of money lent the public previous to Mar. 
1, 1778, and paid l)y [Ferdinand] Grand on oi-der 
of [Benjamin] Franklin. D. S. 1 p. 42.7x54.7 
cm. XV 

Pennsylvania, Assembly. [Philadelphia.] Address to 
Benjamin Franklin. D. S. : John Bayard, 
Speaker. 1 p. 1509 

I'rinted: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1888. 9, 248. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] To Speaker and 
Assembl}^ of Pennsylvania]. Answer to address. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 1510 

Prim. d. Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 2-J9. 

University of Pennsylvania, Provost, Vice Provost and 
Professors of. [Philadelphia]. Address to Ben- 
jamin Franklin. D. S. : John Ewing, Provost. 
2 pp. 1511 

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Franklin, Benjamin. [Philadelphia.] To the Provost, 
Vice Provost etc. of University of Penns}^- 
vania. Answer to address. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9,251. 1512 

Philadelphia, Justices of. Philadelphia. Address to Ben- 
jamin Franklin. D. S. : "In behalf of the Jus- 
tices Plun* Fleeson, Pres* " 1 p. 1515 

Philadelphia Constitutional Society, Philadelphia. Address 
to Benjamin Franklin. D. S. : Will: Adisck, 
Chairman. 2 pp. 1513 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To Philadelphia 
Constitutional Society. Answer to address. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 1514 

Franklin, B[enjarain]. Philadelphia. To [Jane] IMecom 
[Boston]. Announcing his arrival at Philadel- 
phia. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1518 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To the Justices of 
Philadelphia. Answer to address. Auto, draft. 

Franklin to the officers of the Philadelphia militia. Answer 
to address. Auto, drafts. 2 pp. 

1517 

1785 Philadelphia, Militia. Philadelphia. Address of Officers 

Sep. 19 to Benjamin Franklin. D. S. : James Irvine 

M. G. 2 pp. 1516 

1785 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Govf [William] 

Sep. 20 Greene "and Lady" [Providence]. Announc- 

ing his arrival at Philadelphia. Letter press copy 
of A. L. S. 1 p. 1520 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 262. 

1785 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Gen. [George] 

Sep. 20 Washington [Mt. Vernon]. Modelling of Wash- 

ington's bust by Iloudon. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Endorsed by Washn.: "From The Hon. Doctr 
Franklin" W. Letters to. 68, 163. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 188S. y, 221. 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Philadelphia. To Gen. 
[George] Washington [Mt. Vernon]. Forward- 
ing letters. A. L. S. 2 pp. W., Letters to. 68, 
165. 

Franklin, B[enjaniin]. Philadelphia. To John Jay and 
wife [New York]. Journey from France. Auto, 
draft signed. 2 pp. 1521 

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McKean, 'rhoinas. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Franklin 
[Phila'.']. Franklin's election as president of the 
American Philosophical Society; cominir moetinf^ 
of the Societ}'. A. L. S. 1. p. 1522 

Franklin, B[enjaminJ. Philadeli)hia. To [Barb^] de Mar- 
hois [New Yoi-kJ. Wishino- him a pleasant voy- 
aoe and prosperity. Letter-press copy of A. L. 8. 
1 p. 1523 

Washington, (ieoro-e. Mount Vernon. To Benjamin 
Franklin [Philadelphia]. Congratulations upon 
his arrival. Copy. 1 p. 1524 

Printed: Works (Bigclow) X. Y. ISKs. 9, 264. 

Franklin, B[enjaminJ. Philadelphia. To Charles Thom- 
son [New York]. Thanks for letter of congratu- 
lation on his return. Copy. 1 p. 1526 

Washington, George to William Temple Franklin. Sec: 
Franklin, William Temple. Sketch of services, 
17S9, May 28. 

American Philosophical Society. [Philadelphia.] Address 
to Benjamin Franklin. 1 p. 1529 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 188«. 9, 'Jti". 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] To the American 
Philosophical Society [Philadelphia]. Answer 
to address. Auto, draft. 1 p. 1531 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Thomas Paine. 
Election as Councillor and health. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1527-8 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. vii, 2()5. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To Sir Edward New- 
enham [r)ul)lin?]. Arrival at home; pu))lic grat- 
itude. Auto, draft. 1 p. 1532 
Jefferson, Th[omas]. Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin [Phila- 
delphia]. Du Plessis memorial; reports of Frank- 
lin's capture by the Algerines; personal uKMitions. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. T. J. Ser. 
1, V. 1, 195. 

1785 Picquet, J[ean] B[aptiste]. Lisbon. To [Benjamin] Frank- 

Dec. 9 lin , [Philadelphia]. Soliciting appointment as 

United States agent. Contem})orary copy. 2 pp. 
(In French.) T. J. Ser. 2, v. 65, 126a. 

[1785] Franklin, Benjamin. Memorandum [sent to Thomas Jef- 

ferson] of fees given at Versailles on New Year's 
Day to the valet de chamhre, porter etc. A. D. 



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of William Temple Franklin. 2 pp. Endorsed 
b}^ Jefferson: "Etrennes." T.J. 

[17851] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy?] List of persons recom- 

mended for membership in the American Philo- 
sophical Societ3% to wit: M[arquis] de Condorcet, 
[Julien David] LeRoy, M. Feutry, M. Grivel, M. 
Gastillier, [Jean Louis Giraud] Abbe Soulavie, 
[Louis] LeVeillard, Due de [la] Rochefoucauld, 
M. Eli de Beaumont, Dr. [John] Ingenhousz, 
Humbert Gerbier, M. Charles, M. Cabanis. A. 
D. 1 p. With miscel. note respecting commerce 
on verso. 2316 

[1785?] Williams, [Jonathan jr.] [Nantes?] To de Castries [Ver- 

sailles]. Letter of Foster; Capt. Avery and note 
of de Granchan which des Touches and Adolph & 
Lion endorsed; emploj^ed J. Cottin & tils & Jauge 
to obtain payment. A. L. S. 3 pp. (In French.) 

2643, 4 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To James Bowdoin 

Jan. 1 [Boston]. Boston friends; science etc. Letter 

press cop3' of A. L. S. 3 pp. 1533-5. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 281. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Jane Mecom, 

Jan. 1 Boston?]. Family matters. Letter-press copy of 

A. L. S. 1 p. 1536. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Genl. [Daniel] 

Jan. 1 Roberdeau [Alexandria]. His letter of congrat- 

ulation. Letter-press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1537 
1786 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To J[ohn] Jay [New 

Jan. 3 York], Recommending' Samuel Vaughan for 

employment in the Mint. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

1538 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To J[ohn] Jay [New 

Jan. 7 York]. Transmitting- measure proposed for 

adoption by Congress respecting the Algerines; 
[Charles Biddle] Vice President [of Pennsyl- 
vania]'s interest therein. Letter press copy of 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1539 

1786 Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. New York. To T[homas] 

Jan. 18 Jefferson [Paris]. Acquaintance with Col. [James] 

Muiiro [Monroe] ; weakness of Congress; repre- 
sentation; Franklin's diplomatic appointment; 
personal matters. A. L. S. 5 pp. T. J. Ser. 2, 
V. 33, 21. 



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Franklin, B[onjamin]. Philadolphiti. To Jonathan Wil- 
liams jr. [Boston]. Makin^- of soap; nautical 
essay and diurnal motion; freshening salt water. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1540-41 

Franklin, i?[onjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Jane Mecom, 
Boston]. Family matters; applications to Con- 
gress etc. Letter-press copy of A. L. S. 4 pp. 

1542-5 

Printed : Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1.S.SH. 9, 2S3. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To ]Mrs. Gaudin. 

Jan. 25 Her claim against Congress. Letter press copy 

of A. L. S. 1 p. 1546 

1786 Jefferson, Th[omas]. Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

Jan. 27 [Philadelphia]. His reception by Pennsylvania; 

nothing new in either science or literature; the 
encyclopedia subscription. Letter press copy 
of A. L. 8. 2 pp. T. J. Ser. 1, v. 2, 24. 
Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Jonathan [Wil- 
liams, jr.. Boston]. Philosophical papers. Let- 
ter press copy of A, L. S. 1 p. 1547 

Printed : Works (Bigelow) N. Y. ISH.-^. 9, 28.5. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Andre] Limozin 
[Havre]. Delay in receiving baggage from 
France. [John] Ross and [John?] Vaughan in- 
formed by [Edward] Bancroft of its intended 
shipment from Spain. A. L. S. 1 p. 1548 

Letter press cop^- of same. 1 p. 1549 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 

Jan. 29 Grand [Paris]. Bills in favor of Theodore Hop- 

kins, Roy & f reres and Lea & O'brien; prosperity 
in America; delay of baggage left in hands of 
[Andre] Limozin. Letter-press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. 1550 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Francis Childs 
[New York]. Printing materials. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1551 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Josiah Flagg 
[Virginia]. On obtaining employment in Phila- 
delphia. ' 1552 

Franklin, Bfenjamin]. Philadelphia. To Jonathan [Wil- 
liams, jr., Boston]. Philo.sophical papers; Wil- 
liams's dispute respecting Ameri'Miis as British 
subjects; Josiah Flagg's application. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1553 



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Franklin, B[enjamin]. [Philadelphia.] To William Hall 
[Philadelphia]. Account with estate of Robert 
Grace [and David Hall]. Auto, draft of A. L. S. 
1 p. 1554 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia, To Jonathan [Wil- 
liams, jr., Boston]. The Brantry calumnies etc. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1555 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 292. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Dr. Jonathan] 
Shiplej^, St. Asaph [England]. Situation in 
America and his personal affairs. Copy, -i pp. 

1557 

Printed: Worlds (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 293. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. Certificate respect- 
ing- t3'pes furnished Francis Childs. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1559 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 297. 

T[honison,]C[harles]. [New York.] To [Benjamin Frank- 
lin, Phila.]. State provision for pensions to sol- 
diers and sailors. C. C. 18, Letter-book B, 28. 

T[homson,]C[harles]. [New York.] To [Benjamin] Frank- 
lin [Phila.]. Congress' permission to accept the 
portrait of the King of France. C. C. 18, Letter 
book B, 36. 

JFranklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 
Grand[Paris]. Personal matters; English reports 
of American conditions. Letter press copy of 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 1560 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 298. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Andre] Limo- 
zin [Havre]. His care of Franklin's baggage; 
discharge of one Hickes. Letter press copy of 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 1569 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Prof. Steinsky. 
Receipt of books and arrival of Capt. Stutz. Let- 
ter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1564 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Mons. Rnellan 
[Havre]. Arrival of baggage; payment to Capt. 
Jennings; books for the Ruellan children. Let- 
ter-press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1565 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Thomas] Rus- 
ton. Smoky chimneys. Letter press copy of 
A. L. S. I'p. 1567 



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1786 Franklin, Bfenjainin]. Philadclpbia. To [Le] Couteulx 

.Mak. 19 & Co. [Pari.s.] RecomiiKMidiiij,^ Levi Hollincrs- 

worth. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1572 

1786 Franklin, Bfenjamiu]. [Philadelphia.] To A[her!:J .lames 

Mak. 19 [Phila'']. Eiu'losinir account of the Bohemian 

Deists and requesting account of the Quakers in 

France. Letter press copy of A. L. 8. 1 p. 

1571 
1786 Franklin, B[cnjaniinJ. Philadelphia. To Thomas Jeffer- 

Mak. 20 son [ParisJ. Prosperity in America. A. L. 8. 

3 pp. T. J. Ser. 2, v. 33, 24. 

Printed: Works (Bigt-low) N. V. l><.s-i. 9. 30.'>. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjaminJ. Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 

>1ak. 20 Grand [Paris]. Sends soap to his Parisian 

friends. Letter ])ress copy of A. L. 8. 2 pp. 

1577 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 188X. 9. 302. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Jonathan Wil- 

Mak. 20 liams [Boston]. Recommending one Poole. Let- 

ter press copy of A. L. 8. 1 p. 1576 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Comtesse de 

Mar. 23 Beniousky [Maryland]. Surprise at her being in 

Maryland. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 

1579 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Gen. [Daniel] 

Mak. 23 Roberdeau [Alexandria. Va.]. Purchase of his 

plantation. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 

1580 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1S88. 9, 30t;. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To William Alexan- 

:Mak. 26 der, Richmond, Virginia. [Oliver] Pollock's 

claim before Congress; Josiah Flaggs ati'airs. 
Letter press copy of A. L. 8. 3 pp. 1581-83 
1786 Franklin, W[illiam]T[emple]. Philadelphia. ToT[h()mas] 

Mak. 26 Jeflerson [ParisJ. Introdui-ing a Mr. Muniford. 

A. L. 8. 2 pp. T. J. 
1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Francis Childs, 

Mak. 26 New York.] Imperfections in type fonts; Ben- 

jamin [Franklin Bachc] will cast the missing let- 
ters. Letter-press copy of A. L. 8. 2 pp. 1585 
1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. [Philadelphia.] To F[rancis] Ilop- 

Mak. 27 kin.son [Phila 0- [John] Fitch to see nautical 

paper on propulsion of boats. Letter press -opy 
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1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Comtesse de 

Apk. 4 Beniousky [Maryland]. His last letter by Mr. 

Mumford; introduces Mrs. Lennox of Baltimore. 
Letter press cop}^ of A. L. S. 1 p. 1594 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To L'Abbe de la 

Apk. 8 Roche [France]. Seeds, cardinal birds etc. Let- 

ter press copy of A. L. S. (Very faded.) 4 pp. 

1590-93 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 307. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Jane Mecom, 

Apk. >s Boston]. Disintegration of soap. Letter press 

copy of A. L. S. 2. pp. 1595 

Printed: Work.s (Bigelow) N. Y. 188.8. 9, 388. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjarain]. Philadelphia. To Jonathan [Wil- 

Apk. y liams, Boston]. Use of lamps; soap making; 

lawsuits on account of French indebtedness. 

Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1597 

1786 de Lavallette, . Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin [Pas- 

Apk. 10 sy]. Has deferred his departure for America till 

June; sends the dog Franklin desired. A. L. S. 

in S*" person. 1 p. (Li French.) 2652 

1786 Franklin, B[eniamin]. To John Hancock [New York], 

Apr. I'l Recommending [Oliver] Pollock to Congress. 

Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1598 

1786 Franklin, B[enjdinin]. Philadelphia. To [Francis] Childs 

Apr. 22 [New York]. Luperfections in the types sent 

him. Letter press cop3' of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1699 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Jane] Mecom 

-•^p^- 25 [Boston]. Crumbly soap. Letter press cop}" of 

A. L. S. 1 p. ' 1601 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 313. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia To Mrs. Hare [Eng- 

■^^^- 28 land]. Purchase of a farm and emigrating to 

America. Letter-press cop}" of A. L. S. 1 p. 

1602 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Francis Childs, 

May 1 New York]. Mistakes regarding the type fonts; 

paper sent by [Richard] Bache. Letter press 

copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1603 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Jane Mecom, 

M.\Y 2 Boston]. [William] Temple [Franklin] and [Jo- 

siah] Flagg and trivial matters. Letter press 

copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1604 



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1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Andrew Stni- 

May 6 hail [London]. Iiu|uiry for William Peterkin; 

death of [William Strahanj; iiKjuirics of various 
members of the Strahaii family; volumes of 
Cook's Voyages. Letter-press copy of A. L. S. 
2 pp. 1605-6 

1786 Jefferson, Th[omas]. Paris. To W[illiam] T[emple] 

May 7 Franklin [Philadelphia]. Despatches and letters 

sent to America; situation in Pennsylvania; dip- 
lomatic appointment; eommeree with Great Brit- 
ain and feeling there against America. Letter 
press copy of A. L. 8. T. J. Ser. 1, v. 2, 62. 

J 786 Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To Comtesse de 

May 11 Beniousky [Maryland]. Bad news from England 

[regarding accident to the Count?]. Letter ])ress 
copy of A. S. L. 1 p. 1608 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Gov. Richard 

^^I-^^ll Caswell, North Carolina]. Testifies with [John] 

Adams to [Edward] Bi'idgen's attachment to 
America; confiscation of his estate. Copy. 
2 pp. 1607 

1786 Franklin, Benjamin, Philadelphia. To [John Sargent? 

^^^^' 1^ Halstead, England]. Collection of his debts in 

Philadelphia; personal remembrances. Copy. 

4 pp. leio 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To[John Jay ? New 

May 15 York]. Requesting passport from [Diego] Gar- 

doqui for Mr. Whital [?]; [David] Hartley's por- 
trait. Letter press cop}' of A. L. S. 

1 p. 1611 
1786 Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To [Edward] Bridgen 

May 30 [England]. Restoration to Bridgen of his North 

Carolina estate. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 

2 pp. ' 1616-17 
1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Mary Hewson 

May 30 [England]. Her coming to America. Letter 

press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1612-13 

Printi'd: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, :U7. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Granville] Sharp 

May 30 [England?]. Clergy's opinion of Bishop [Samuel] 

Sea})ury's conduct; alterations in Book of Com- 
mon Prayer. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. ' 1614 



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Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Wallace, John- 
son & Muir [London?]. Agreement made 
through Capt. [Thomas] Truxtun; Mrs. [Mary] 
Hewson's intended vo3"age to America; arrange- 
ments with Capt. Willett. Letter-press copy of 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1615 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Jane] Mecom 
[Boston]. Behavior of [Josiah Flagg]; advice in 
the moon and personal mentions. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1618 

Franklin, B[enjamin], Philadelphia. To [Elizabeth] Par- 
tridge [Boston ?]. Neglect of correspondence and 
personal matters. Letterpress cop}' of A. L. S. 

1 p. 1619 
Franklin, B[enjamin], Philadelphia. To Thomas Lyttle- 

ton. Referred his letters to [Francis] Hopkinson; 
lease of certain ground. Letter press copy of A. 
L. S. 1 p. 1620 

Franklin, B[enjarain], Philadelphia. To [Francis] Childs, 
New York. Inquiring about London news- 
papers. Letter press copj^ of A. L. S. 1 p. 1621 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Gen. [Anthony] 
Wayne [Georgia]. Introducing Rev. William 
Nixon. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 

2 pp. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. 
Grand [Paris]. State of his 
press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. 

laume] Otto [New York]. Canadian public rec- 
ords at Philadelphia. Letter press cop}' of 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 1625-6 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To[Dr. John Ingen- 
housz, Vienna]. His affair with [Samuel] Whar- 
ton; philosophical writings ec. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1627 



1622-3 

To [Ferdinand] 

account. Letter 

1624 

To [Louis Guil- 



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[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. Account of visit of 
Scotosh to the President of Pennsylvania. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in Franklin to Jay 1780, July 6. (q. v.) 
C. C. 69, 2. 

I'rinteil: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 325. 

F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. [Philadelphia.] To [Thomas 
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and th(> vtiluo of religion; advises Imniinj^ of his 
thesis. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. Endorsed by 

Franklin: "Rough of I^etter dissuading 

from })ul)lishing his Piece." 1628 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9,354. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Jane Meconi, 

'^"'^' ^ Boston]. Receipt of soap; bad spelling etc. Let- 

ter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1629 

Printed: Work.s (BiKelow) N. V. 1888. 9. 323. c.xiept piiragniph 
relating to the soap. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [.lolinj ,Iay [New 

J^'^^' ^ York], Scotosh's visit to Congress and his desire 

to go to France. Auto, draft. 1 p. 1631 

A. L. S. 1 p. C. C. 69, 2, 553. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888. 9,324. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philad<'lphia. To Charles Thoni- 

Ju^'^' ^ son [New York]. Introducing Scotosh, a Wyan- 

dot chief . A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed: "Read 12 
Julv, 178^). Referred to Secy, at War to report." 
C. C. 69, 2, 545. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 324. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. Certificate of having 

'^^'^^' " seen among the papers of Scotosh, certificate of 

[Capt. Thomas^] Stokely relating the saving of 
his life b}^ Scotosh. Letter-press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. ' 1633 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Noah Webster. 
His lectures on the English language. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. i p. 1634 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9. 327. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Arthaud 

[Cape FraiK/ois, HaytiJ. Honor paid Franklin; 
value of information sent. Letter press copy 
of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1635 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 
Grand [Paris]. The loan of ITTS and the miss- 
ing million. 

Franklin to Charles Thomson. [Philadelphia.] The miss- 
ing million. Contemporary copies. 5 pp. T. J. 
Ser. 1, V. 6, 138. 

Printed: Works (Higelow) N. Y. IR'y*. 9. 328 and S.'W. The letter to 
Thdiiisoii is printed as hcinj,' dated .Ian. 27. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin.] Philadelphia. To [Nathaniel 

JciA 18 Gorham?, New York]. Introducing Mr. Swan- 

wick. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1637 



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Franklin, William Temple. Certificate of membership in 
the American Philosophical Society. Eng-raved 
form filled out. Signed by B[en]'amin] Franklin 
and the other officers of the Society. Seal. 1 p. 
Franklin, B[enjaminj. Philadelphia. To [Francis Childs?, 
New York]. T3"pes and newspapers to be sent 
Philip Sansom. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. Almost illegible. 1638 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To ? Ex- 
change of newspapers etc. between [Francis] 
Childs and [Philip] Sansom; conditions in Amer- 
ica; treaty with Prussia. Letter press copy of 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1639 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia, To Samuel Potts. 

J^'^"*' -^ Discontinuing papers and desiring a statement of 

the account. Letter press copy of. A. L. S. 
1 p. 1640 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Dr. [Richard] 

July 29 Price [England]. Remedy for the stone; peace 

between England and America. Letter-press 
copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1642 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Dr. [Joseph] 

July 29 Priestlej' [England]. Priestlej^'s experiments in 

natural philosophy; news of Mr. Nicklin. Let- 
ter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1641 
1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Jane] Mecom 
July 80 [Boston]. Personal matters; good quality of the 
soap. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1643 
1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To B[enjamin] 
J^^''' -^1 Vaughan [London]. Lead poisoning. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. 4 pp. 1644-47 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 18,88. 9, 329. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Sir Joseph 

-A^uG. 1 Banks, London. Transmitting volume of trans- 

actions of the American Philosophical Societ}". 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1649 

1786 Franklin, B[enjam in]. Philadelphia. To [Thomas] Percival 

^uG. 1 [Manchester, England]. Transmitting volume of 

transaction of the American Philosophical Societ}'. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1648 

1786 Barb6 de Marbois. [Francois de Bar])e, Marquis de Mar- 

AuG. 10 bois,] Philadelphia. To [Benjamin Fnmklin, 

Phila.]. French merchants of Philadelphia being 



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forced to sptvc in the niilitiii. Contemporary 

copy by Franklin. '1 pp. XV 

1786 Franklin, B[iMiianiinl. [Philadelphia.] To [Mathew] 

An;. 10 Carey [Phila'']. Pultliration of an account of 

Franklin's life. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 18HK. 9, 33'2. 1650 

1786 Franklin, B[enjaniin]. Philadelphia. William Cocke 

Aug. 12 [Tennessee]. The new State Franklin and its 

admission into the Union. Letter press copy of 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 1651-2 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. isxs. 9, 33:}. 

1786 Jefferson, Th[omas]. Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

Ar<; 14 [Philadelphia]. Commerce with Europe; the har- 

bor of Cherbourg-; Morocco and the Tripolitan 
states. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. T. J. 
Ser. 1, V. 2, 122. 

1786 Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 

AiG. 15 Grand [Paris]. Drafts in favor of [Robert ^ 

Meade to defray expenses of Franklin's house 

building; printing letters of Didot. Letter press 

copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1655 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Julien David] 

Aug. 15 Le Roy [Paris]. Description of stove for burn- 

ing smoke, desired by Le Noir and M. Cadet; 
[Ferdinand] Grand has the pieces on smoky chim- 
neys and maritime observations. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1653-4 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To John -lay [New 

Aug. 24 York]. Treaty with Portugal; Gen. Montgom- 

ery's monument; changes in will. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1657 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 336. 

1786 [Thomson, Charles.] [New York.] To Benjamin Frank- 

AuG. 25 lin [Phila.]. Forwarding Act of Congress con- 

tinuing issue of indents for iiiten^st in Pennsyl- 
vania. C. C. 18, Letter-book B, 88. 
1786 Durival,[Jean?]. Versailles. To [Ferdinand] Grand [Paris]. 

Ar(i. 30 French loans to the United States in lTT<i-T. 

L. S. (In French.) 1658 

Triinslntion printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 9,337. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Dr. [John] Ingen- 

Sep. 2 housz [Vienna]. Letter on chimneys; oi>inion of 

Countess Beniousky; Ingenhousz's account with 
[SamueH]\Vh;u-tonan(l [Jolin?]Vanghan's assist- 
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and present situation; John Williams has placed 
the loan office receipts in the hands of Jonathan 
Williams, jr. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1660-1 

Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia, To [Jane] Mecom 
[Boston]. Success of her bridge; medals. Letter 
press cop3' of A. L. 8. 1 p. 1665 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Jonathan Wil- 
liams [jr., Boston]. Dr. [John] Ingenhousz's 
account; personal mentions. Letter-press copy 
of A. L. S. 1 p. 1663 

Durival, [Jean?]. Versailles. To [Ferdinand] Grand 
[Paris]. Loan to the United States in 1776 and 
gift of the King. L. S. Ip. (In French.) 1667 

Translation printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 9,337. 

Durival, [eJean?]. Versailles. To [Ferdinand] Grand 
[Paris]. Receipt for the loan to United States in 
1776. L. S. (In French.) 1 p. 1669 

Translation printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 9,339. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Joseph Borden. 
Statement of account. Letter press copy of. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1671 

Grand, [Ferdinand]. Paris. To Benjamin Franklin, Phila- 
delphia. Receipt for the loan [of 1776]. A. L. S. 
2 pp. (In French.) Endorsed b}" Franklin: 
^'N, 3. Postscript from Mr Grand." 1673 

Translation printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 9,339. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Charles Pinckney 
[Phila**]. Convention for ascertaining the powers 
and privileges of Consuls. A. L. S. 1 p. 1675 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To ? His 

situation at home. A. L. unfinished. 1 p. 1679 

Franklin, B[en3amin]. Philadelphia. To [Jane] Mecom 
[Boston]. Additions to his house. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1683-4 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 341. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To John Wilkes 
[London]. Mrs. [Mary] Hewson's voyage to 
America with Mrs. Wilkes. Letter press copy 
of A. L. S. 1 p. 1681 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Francis Childs 
[New York]. Payment of Childs's debt. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1689 



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I7ftfi Franklin, H[eniaminJ. [Philadelphia]. To — -— IVir- 
Z -. son [Phila" J. Hoarinc, on boundary dispute be- 
tween Franklin and StiUe. Letter press 

c„pv of A. L. S. in '6" person. 1 p. It>b7 

,,86 Franklin, B[enjaminl. ^Philadelphia. To K^ov 1 .Ta.|es 

^T .^ Bowdoin [Boston]. Introducing [PhdipJ Dejean 

^F.i'. -'< 4.- \ T "Si 1 n 1691 

Letter press copy ot A. L. &• i P- 

,,8e Franklin. B[enjamin]. Philadelphia To [Philiy^ Dejc^j 

1786 rphila'?!. Value of the Marquis de Castnts ^ 

promise. Letter press cop> ot A. L. b. i P^^^ 

i7Sfi Franklin. B[enianiin]. Philadelphia. To [Julien David] 

^'Z ., LeRoy [Paris]. Pieces written at sea; memoires 

of the Academy etc. Letter press copy of 

A.L.S. 2 pp. ^/f»» 

i,ofi Franklin. B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [William] Alex- 

^'11 , ander [Richmond. Va.]. Dispute over Meolson s 

^^ estimate of quantity of type sold by Franklin; 

personal mentions. Letter press copy of A. L.^N 

1,86 Franklin.' Bienjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Donatien Le 

Oct 7 Ravi ^e Chaumont [Passy]. Slowness ot lettei . 

^ intended marriag-e of de Chaumont s son with an 

American girl. Letter press copy of A.^L.^^ 

2 pp. , J 

Ffranklinl Bfenjiunin]. Philadelphia. To [lladan.de 
1, 6 ^''""^ \!ban,nont ;]• Finds s«n,e consolation n> road.ns 

friendly letters; remenil.rance of past years: as he 
is ali-eadv in the other world, she is privdeged to 
take another husband; her brother wishes to take 
an American wife; a French wife should he gnen 
to balance; character of the jrirl; " tres mauva.s 
franvois, n'est-ce pas'"? Letter press copy ot 
A.L.S. '2 pp. (In French.) 2653-* 

Franklin Bleniamin]. Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 
1786 Franklm .1 d,.,^ (or his bnilding expense 

ir favor of J. (i. Koch, and Kaighn & Attn.ore; 

account for types from Didot. Letter P'''-"" «'P.; 

ofA.US. -2 pp. 1™:^ 

,-o6 Franklin, B[e„jan>in]. Philadelphia. O'-derto Dav.dK.t- 
"t.. tcnhouse to pay .lohu IKvard h. s ,,^ 

member ot Congress. D. b. i 1>- 
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Bayard's receipt for John Bayard, Oct. 14 on 
verso. XV 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Thomas Jeffer- 

OcT. 8 son [Paris]. Election to membership in the 

[American] Philosophical Society and diplomas 
for various persons in Europe. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1705 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Charles Pettit 

Oct. 10 [New York]. Major [William] Judd's inquiries 

of Pelatiah Webster for [Col. John] Franklin and 
[Col. John] Jenkins; Wj'oming manifesto a ma- 
noeuvre of [Ethan] Allen's; printed by [Dr. Joseph] 
Hamilton at Hudson [N. Y.]; Col. [Timothy] 
Pickering chosen prothonotary for Wyoming; 
Spanish treaty for navigation [of the Mississippi] ; 
suggested purchase of the countiy. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 4 pp. 1707-13 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Francis Childs 

Oct. 15 [New York]. Casting of type at Germantown; 

Childs's payment of bill. Letter press copy of 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1717 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Donatien Le 

Oct. 22 Ray de Chaumont, Pass}"]. Enclosing certiticate 

of his son's good behavior. 
Franklin. Certificate as above. Auto, draft and auto, draft 
signed respectively. 2 pp. 1834 

Letter press copy of above letter (A. L. S.) 

1 p. 1835 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 442. 

1788 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To ? Lov- 

OcT. 25 ing message and thoughts of her companionship 

at Auteuil; hopes to be a better correspondent. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. (In 
French.) 2655 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Capt. Willett. 
Carrying passengers; [John D.] Schwcighauser's 
authority. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 

2 pp. 1719-21 
Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Champion de 

Cice,] Archbishop of Bordeaux [France]. His 
brother's application for membership in the 
Societ}' of the Cincinnati; seeds sent b}' Capt. 
William Reed to Johnson, Barton & Barry; 
frame buildings. Letter press cop}' of A. L. S. 
2 pp. 1723-5 



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1786 Franklin, BLenjaiuinJ. riiihidelphiu. To Al»l.o de La 

Nov. 1:0 Roche [Fnuiee]. Unable to write because of 

perpetual interruption. Letter press copy of 

A. L. S. 1 p. ^'^^'^ 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 34f.. 

1786 Franklin, Bfenjannnl. Philadelphia. To J[ohn] Jay, 

Nov. 21 [New Yorkj. Application for a consulship 

through Sir PMward NewenhamandGen. [George] 
Washington for Sir Edward's son; former's serv- 
ices to American prisoners in Ireland. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1729 

1786 Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To Granville Sharj) 

Nov. 24 [England]. Acknowledging receipt of letters and 

papers. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1731 
1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Thomas Wight jr. 

Nov. 25 [England?]. Respecting one eTohn Tyler. Let- 

ter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1733 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 1888. 9, 349. 

1786 Franklin, B[eniaminJ. Philadelphia. To ? The 

Nov. 25 gout; publication of his piece with advice to 

reconsider. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1888. 9. 349. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Edward] Ban- 

Nov.26 croft [England?]. Publication of Franklins 

Works and his Life ; prosperity of Americii. Let- 
ter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1737 

Printed: Works (Sparks) Boston. 1840. 10, 240. 

1786 Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To [Jane] Mecom 

Dec. 3 [Boston]. Progress in building; Benjamin I rank- 

lin Stickney's relationship; bill for the wood. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1741 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To William Car- 

Dec. 4 michael [Madrid]. Philosophical Society trans- 

actions; [Louis (niillaume] Otto's piece on the 
discoverv of America. Letter press copy of 
A-L-S: ip. 17^3 

I70fi Franklin, B[enjaminJ. Philadelphia. To Joseph Miguel 

,,:, , de Flores [Madrid]. Transmitting vohune o 

the transactions of the American Philosophical 
Society to the Spanish Academy. Letter press 
copvofA.L.S. Ip. l''^^ 

1786 Franklin, B[enjaniin]. Philadelphia. To Conde de Cam- 

Dec. 4 pomanes [Madrid]. Election to membership in 



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the Aniericau Philosophical Society. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1747 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Louis Guillaume] 
Otto [New York]. Imprisonment of Sieur de 
Brassine for debt. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. 1749 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Ann Rhoads 
[Philad.]. Estate of late Robert Smith. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1751 

F[ranklin,] B[eujamin]. Philadelphia. To [Capt. Thomas 
de Ug-arte y Lianes, Marcus Hook]. Assistance 
ordered his ship to protect her from driving- ice. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 1752 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 350. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Nathaniel Fal- 

Dec. 16 coner [Phila**]. Orders to assist the Spanish 

frig-ate at Marcus Hook. Letter press copy of 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 1753-4 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 351. 

1786 Ugarte y Lianes, Thomas de. Marcus Hook, [Delaware 

Dec. 17 river]. To B[enjamin] Franklin [Philadelphia]. 

Gratitude for assistance rendered his ship. 

Translation in Franklin's autograph. 1 p. 1755 

1786 Jefferson, Th[omas]. Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

Dec. 23 [Philadelphia]. Books and papers; European 

politics. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 

T. J. Ser. 1, V. 2, 184. 

Printed: Writings of Jefferson (Lipscomb & Birch) Wash. 1893. 6, 
23. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin], Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 

Dec. 31 Grand [Paris]. [Jean] DurivaPs letter respect- 

ing receipt for loan of 1776; [Silas] D[eane] or 
Beaumarchais's responsibility; purchase of quan- 
tity of Rcgvle d'' Antlmoine and state of Frank- 
lin's account. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. ^ 1756 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Gov. Edmund 

Dec. 31 Randolph, Richmond, Va.]. Commissioners ap- 

pointed [to attend the Convention called to revise 
the Federal Constitution] are: Thomas Mitflin, 
Robert Morris, George Clymer, Thomas Fitz- 
sinnnons, James Wilson, Gouverneur Morris and 
Jared Ingersoll. Letter press copj^ of A. L. S. 
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[1786?j Fink, .Ia((iiu"s. ("hiini aj^-jiinst [Benjamin] Franklin for 

table .supplies ete. Also copy of agreement with 
Franklin. 6 pp. (In French. ) T. J. Ser. 2, 
33, 10. 
1787 Franklin, Blenjuinin]. Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 

•^ ''■"'• - Grand [Paris]. Keeei{)t for the French loan of 

1776; state of Franklin's account. Letter j)ress 
copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1758 

1787 Franklin, B[enjaminJ. Pliiladelphia. To William Blake. 

''"^' '^ Personal financial mattt'rs with John \'au<iliaii 

and Smith, Wright 6c Grey; death of a friend. 
Lettei- i)ress copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1759 

1787 Franklin, B[enjaminJ. Philadelphia. To [Francis] Childs 

J-^N. 15 [New York]. A Mr. O'Connor's letter of intro- 

duction; sale of type. Letter press cop}' of A. 
L. S. 1 p. 1760 

1787 Franklin, Benjamin to Charles Thomson. See: Franklin 

J-^-"^'- 2o to Ferdinand Grand, 1786, July 11. 

1787 Thomson, Charles. New York. To B[enjamin] Franklin 

^^^- ^ [Philadelphia]. Copies of papers respecting 

French loan of 1776 lodged with the Treasury 
Board; continuation of demands of Beaumarchais. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Franklin: "Origl. 
Letters relative to a Million advanc'd to Congress 
by France before my Arrival there. B. F." 1761 

1787 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To i His 

Feh. 9 claim against [Alexander] Gillon. Letter press 

copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1762-3 

1787 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Alexander] 

Fe»- 1^ Small [England]. Changes in the Book of 

Common Prayer: England's resources etc. 

A. L. 8. 3 pp. 1764 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. hsj<8. 9, 359. 

1787 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To (xon. [John] 

^^■^^^- fj Sullivan [Portsmouth]. Suit concerning the 

brigantine Susa7ine in the Penns3dvania courts. 
Auto, draft in pencil. 

Franklin to Gov. [James] Bowdoin, Boston. Proclama- 
tion offering reward for capture of promoters of 
rebellion in Massachusetts. Auto, draft, partly 
in pencil. 2 pp. 1765 

1787 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. [Philadelphia.] To [Lord Butler? 

'^^"■•1 Luzerne County, Pennsylvania]. Act of Assem- 



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bly relating to Connecticut settlers in Wyoming. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. 1766 

Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1767 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Gov. [Samuel 

Huntington, Hartford]. Confirmation of title to 

Connecticut claimants of land in Luzerne County. 

Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1768-69 
Franklin, B[enjaminj. Philadelphia. To Comte D'Estaing 

[France]. His services to America; introducing 

Thomas Paine. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 

2 pp. 1770-1 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 371. 

1787 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Comtesse 

^^^- 17 d'Houdetot [Paris]. Remembrance of her kind- 

ness; his health, family etc. Letter press copy 
of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1772-3 

1787 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To de St John 

Apr. 17 Crevecoeur [France]. Introduced [Philip] De- 

jean to Gov. [James] Bowdoin. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1774 

1787 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To the Pennsylva- 

Apr. 19 nia delegates in Congress [New York]. Enclos- 

ing a petition. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. ' 1775 

1787 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Thomas Jeffer- 

Apr. 19 son [Paris]. Elections in Massachusetts; the 

Federal Constitution etc. Letter press copy of 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 1776 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 378. 

Franklin, B[en]'amin]. Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 
Grand [Paris]. Personal accounts; death of Ver- 
gennes; building, health etc. Letter press copy 
of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1779-80 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Jos[iah] A\^cdg- 
wood [Etruria, England]. Thanks for cameos. 
Letter press copy of A. L, S. 1 p. 178] 

Franklin. B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To Sir Edward 
Newenham [Dublin^]. Position of Congress on 
application of his son for a consulship; Gen. 
[George] Washington's endorsement; Newen- 
ham's letters; painfulness of the stone. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1782-3 



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1787 Franklin, B[enjamiMj. Philadelphia. To [Jane] Meeoni 

May 80 [Boston]. Additions to his house. Letter pross 

copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1785-6 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 392. 

[1787?]^ [Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To '{ [John] 

L^^"^^ J Jay's note sent to [Cieorjife] Washington; ecclesi- 

astical tithes in the United States; State constitu- 
tions and the Federal Constitutional Convention. 
Letter press copy of part of an A. L. S. 1 p. 

1852 

[1787] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Speech on salaries, in the Consti- 

tJ^'^^-] tutional Convention. Auto, draft. 5 pp. 1787-9 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 418. 

1787 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Speech on the proportion of rep- 

'■ ^^^ rescntatives, in the Constitutional Convention. 

Auto, draft. 5 pp. 1790-2 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 423. 

[1787] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To [Diego Gar- 

^^^ doqui?. New York]. Leainy's complaint and 

smuggling- to Spanish colonies. Auto, draft. 

2 pp. 1798 

[1787] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Speech proposing prayers in the 

[June 28] Constitutional Convention. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

1793 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9,428. 

1787 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Proposals for consideration on rep- 

[JuneSO] resentation in tlie national legislature. Auto. 

draft. 2 pp. 1799 

Dated in a diiferent hand 'Munc 26, 1787'' but 

proposals were submitted to the convention 

June 30. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 39.'>. 

^^?'^ ^^ Franklin, Blenjamin]. Philadelphia. To Gov. [John] 
Sevier [Tennessee]. I lis letter by [Capt. John] 
Woods; accommodating the dilierences with 
North Carolina; Indian trouble on the frontier. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 3 pp. 1803-5 

1787 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To "The Corn- 

Juj:e30 stalk'' [Cherokee Chief]. His complaint to the 

Great Council [Congress]; recommends Mr. Drum- 

goole. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1808 

1787 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To " the old Chief " 

June 30 [''Cornstalk'' ^ of the Chcrokees]. Satisfaction 



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for his complaints. Safe conduct for the Indians 
and [Capt John] Woods through Pennsylvania. 
'Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1806-7 

1787 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To a [Cherokee?] 

June 30 Indian Queen. Her son and his business with the 

Great Council at New York. Letter press copy 

of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1801-2 

[1787] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Memorandum on the disadvantages 

[June] of public affairs being managed by one person; 

condition of Holland. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 1800 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. Ig88. 9, 396. 

1787 F[ranklin,] B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To Madam ? 

July 13 [France]. His age and health; squirrel skins for 

her daughter. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 

1 p. 1809 
1787 Jefferson, Th[omas]. Paris. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

-*^uG. 6 [Philadelphia]. Introducing Dr. [ ] Gibbons. 

Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 

T. J. Ser. 1, V. 2, 330. 

1787 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [ ] Smith, 

^^^^- 31 [Phila'']. Claim against Franklin on behalf of 

estate of late [Robert] Smith; Mrs. [Deborah] 
Franklin's and [Mr.] Rhoads's connection there- 
with. Letter press copy of transcript. 3 pp. 
Almost illegible. 1810-12 

Franklin, Benjamiii. Speech at the close of the delibera- 
tions of the Constitutional Convention. Copy. 

2 pp. 1796 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 431. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Jane Mecom, 
Boston]. The Constitution; war; his buildings 
etc. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1813-14 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9,406. 

1786 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Alexander] 
Sep. 28 Small [England]. Taxation, loyalists etc. Letter 

press copy of A. L. S. 4 pp. 1816-19 

Auto, draft of l*** page of above. 1815 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 414. 

1787 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Comte de la 
Oct. 7 Luzerne, San Domingo. Recommending Capt. 

John Earle, who saved crew and cargo of the 
French ship le.'^ Bons Enfans; dispute with Capt. 
Guichet. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 

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1787 Franklin, H[onjannn]. Philadelphia. To Gaetano Filan- 

OcT. 14 gieri [Italy]. Sends copy of the Federal Consti- 

tution. Letter-press eopv of A. L. S. 1 P- 

1822 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. ISXS. 9. 441. 

1787 Franklin, B[enjaniin]. Philadelphia. To Count Castig- 

OcT. 14 lione. Sends copy of the Federal Constitution. 

Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1823 

1787 Franklin, B[enjaniinJ. Philadelphia. To Thomas Joffer- 

OcT. 14 son [Paris]. Sends copy of the new U. S. Con- 

stitution; encyclopedias for [Francis] Hopkinson 
and himself have arrived. A. L. S. 1 p. T. J. 
Letter-press copy of same. 1832 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Marsilio] Lan- 
driani [Italy?]. Lightning conductors. Letter- 
press copy of A. L. S. 8 pp. 1824-6 

Printed: w'orks (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 439. 

Franklin. B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To Due de [la] 
Rochefoucauld [d'Anville, Paris]. Sends copy 
of the Federal Constitution. Letter press copy 
of A. L. S. 1 p. 1827 

Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To Carmine Santoso 
[Spain?]. His work on Hebrew Institutions. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1828 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [CTiam])attista] 
Bodoni [Parma, Ibily]. The beauty of his 
tvpes. Letter press copy of A. L. S. "2 pp. 
' ^ 1829-1830 

1787 Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To Mrs. Barry 

Oct. 14 . [France]. Personal matters. Letter press copy 

of A. L. S. 1 p. 1831 

1787 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 

Oct. 19 Grand [Paris]. Introducing Charles Pmckney. 

Franklin to [Julien David] Lelloy [Paris]. Introducing 
Pinckney; Malesherbes' appointment to the 
ministrJ^ • 
Franklin to Abbes Chalut and Arnaud [France]. Intro- 
ducing Pinckney and thanks for portrait of Mably. 
Franklin to Lafayette [Paris]. Introducing Pinckney. 
Franklin to Due de la Rochefoucauld [Paris]. Introducing 
Pinckney. 

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1787 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 

Oct. 22 Grand [Paris]. Federal Constitution and Euro- 

pean union etc. Letter press of A. L. S. 1 p. 

1836 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 441. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To T[homas] Bar- 
clay. Testimonial to the value of his services in 
France. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1838 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 1837 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To John Jay [New 
York]. Recommending- [John] Bondfield as con- 
sul at Bordeaux. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. 1839 

F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Nathaniel Gor- 
ham [New York^]. Sending copy of a little 
speech. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 1840 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Comte de Buf- 
fon [Paris]. Franklin's treatment for the stone. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. (Much 
faded.) ' 1841-2 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 188S. 9, 444. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 
Grand, Paris. Has drawn for £225 in favor of 
[Adam] Zantzinger. Auto, draft. 1 p. 1843 

Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To Walter Dulany 
[Maryland]. His treatment for the stone. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. (Much faded.) 

1844 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Charles Thomson 
[New York]. Recommending Mr. Drumgoole as 
an Indian agent. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. 1845 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 
Grand [Paris]. Franklin's protested bills through- 
Mons. Tessier; Adam Zantzinger's endorsements 
in favor of Russell & Smith, Warder, Dearman & 
Co., and Thomas Clifford. Letter press copy of 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1846 

1787 Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To Barbo de Mar- 

^^*^- ■'■^ bois [New York]. Mistake respecting Chevalier 

de Grandchain and election of Moreau de St 
Mery to membership [in American Philosophical 
Society]. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 

1847 



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1787 Franklin. B[eniainin]. Philadelphia. To Mons. Arthaud 

Dec. 11 [Cape Fiaiu/ois, Hayti]. Receipt of books for 

the [American Philo.sopbicalJ Society. Letter 

press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1848 

1787 Franklin, B[enjaniin], Philadelphia. To [Jane] Meconi 

Dec. 11 [Boston]. Her son s nierchantile venture and 

her own situation. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 

2 pp. 1849 50 

1787 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To [Gov. (ieorge 
Dec. 16 Matthews, Augusta, Georgia]. War with the 

Creeks; method of building in New England set- 
tlements. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 1851 

Printod: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. ISsS. 9, •««. 

[1787?] Franklin, B[enjamin]. [Philadelphia.] To Comtesse de 

Houdetot [Paris]. Recollections and present 
troul)les in France; new Constitution of America. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 2225 

1788 Franklin, William. London. To T[homas] Jeflerson 
J ^^- ly [Paris]. Loss of books obtained for Jefferson 

by William Temple Franklin. A. L. 8. 2 pp. 
T. J. 
1788 Franklin, B[cniamin]. Philadelphia. To the Commis- 

j.,>,. 31 sioners of the Trea.sury [New York]. Vouchers 

of [John] Ross's account. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Attested by Wm. Duer. T. J. Ser. 2, v. 79, 
119. 
[1788?] Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To John Morgan. 

rj^v 1 Thanks for honev. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 

ip. ^ 1854 

1788 Jefferson. Th[omas]. Paris. ToW[illiaml Franklin |Lon- 

Feb. 9 don]. Refusing reimbursement for books lost by 

William Temple Franklin. Letter press copy of 
A. L. S. 1 p. T. J. 
1788 Ffranklin,] B[eniaminl. Philadelphia. To Comte de 

Feu. 10 Moustier [New York]. His arrival in America. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 1855 

1788 Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadeli)hia. To Charles Vaughan 

Feb. 12 [Boston?]- Dr. -lohn Ingenhousz's account and 

John Williams\s place therein; opposition to the 
Constitution. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 

1856 

1788 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Thomas Jeffer- 

Feb. 15 son [Paris]. A Mr. Frazer\s errand to Vvmu-o. 

Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1857 



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Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To St Jean Cre- 
vecoeur [New York]. Acknowledging receipt 
of his book; [John] Fitch's steamboat. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1858-59 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] To [Louis] Le 
Veiilard, Passy. Ratification of the Constitution. 

Same to same. The Constitution and the two houses of 
Congress therein provided for. Extracts. 1860 

Complete letters printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9,458 and 
470. 

1788 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Fictitious letter from a friend in 

Mar. 30 New York respecting the calumnies published in 

Philadelphia newspapers. 

Franklin. Account of the "Court of the Press." Its 

power, practices, authority, and checks proposed. 

Auto, drafts. 9 pp. 1863 and 2063-69 

2** copy of Account. 10 pp., corrected by 

Franklin. 2066-9 

First document printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 464. 2'<: 
Works. 10, 139. 

1788 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To John Wright 

Mar. .31 [London]. Receipt of glass machine for prepar- 

ing water as remedy for the stone; pa3'ment of 
[William] Caslon's bill; bill of exchange on Fer- 
dinand Grand. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 
2 pp. 1864^5 

[1788'^] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] To Hall & Sellers 

[Mar. ?] [Philadelphia]. Publication of libellous articles 

by American newspapers. Auto, draft signed: 

"A. B." 1 p. 1862 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 464. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] To ? Intro- 
ducing Jonathan W^illiams[jr]. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

1866 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To [Jane Mecom, 
Boston]. His fall; relationship of bearer, one 
Pope. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1867 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Mrs. Colas [Bos- 
ton]. Journey to Boston. Letter press copy of 
A. L. S. 1 p. 1869 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888, 9, 469. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To Madam Brillon 
[Pass\"?]. His situation in America and personal 
famil}^ news. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 
(Last part missing.) 1869-70 

Printed: Works (Bigeli)w) N. Y. 1888. 9,468. 



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1788 Franklin to Louis Le Veillard. See: Franklin to Veil- 

Ai'K. i.>i.> lard, 1788, Feb. 17. 

1788 Franklin, B[enjaniinJ. Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand 

'Ai'«- -•> Grand [Paris]. Drafts in favor of Peter William 

Gallaudet and Jolm Wright; his health, public 

employment etc. Letter press cop}- of A. L. S. 

1 p. 1871 
1788 Franklin, B[eniaminJ. Philadelphia. To Madam Grand 

'^''"' "'^ [Paris]. Makino- of blankets; personal matters. 

Letter press cop}- of A. L. S. 1 p. 1872 

1788 Franklin, B[enjamin). Philadelphia. To Madam [\'igni- 

-^'''^- -'^ ville] Helvitius [AuteuilJ. Personal matters, cor- 

respondence etc. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 

2 pp. 1873-4 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 18.S8. 9, 472. 

1788 Franklin, [Benjamin]. Philadelphia. ToComte [Lomenie] 

Ai'H. -';; de Brienne [Paris]. Answer to his letter. Letter 

press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1875 

1788 Franklin, B[(>njamin]. Philadelphia. To [Joseph IgnaeeJ 

^I^v4 Guillotiii [Paris]. Disaster to his friends on the 

Ohio; property of Mons, Pique remainincr in 

Franklin's hands. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 

2 pp. 1876-7 

1788 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Johan Carl] 

^^AY 7 Wilcke [Stockholm]. Transmitting volumes of 

[American] Philosophical Society transactions. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. 1878 

1788 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Princess Dasch- 

^i-\v 7 kow,[St.] Petersburgh. Transmitting volume of 

[American] Philosophical transactions. Auto. 

draft. 1 ]). 1879 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To ( Insanity 

of a Mr. Elam. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 

1 \). (Latter portion missing.) 1880 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To B[enjamin] 

Vaughan [London^]. Inti'oducing [James] Kum- 

sey. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1881 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Granville Sharp 

[Lo!idon i]. Thanks for l)ooks. Letter jiress copy 

of A. L. S. 1 p. 1882 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To William Vaughan 

[London]. Personal matters. Letterpress copy 

of A. L. S. 1 p. 1883 



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Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To [John Coakle}^] 
Lettsom [London]. Thanks for honor of election 
to membership in the Royal Society. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1884 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To B[eniamin] 
Vau^han [London]. Will send him papers; health 
etc. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1885 

Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To Funkhau- 

sen? His son is respected and esteemed by his 
fellow-citizens and is major of militia. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1886 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [John] Ingen- 
housz [Vienna]. John Williams has settled his 
claim with [Samuel?] Vaughan. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1887 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To James Bowdoin 
[Boston]. Magnetism of the earth and its internal 
composition. Letter press copj' of A. L. S. 
5 pp. 1888-92 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 473. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To [John] Lathrop 
[Boston]. Boston, advance of science etc. Let- 
ter press copy of A. L. S. 3 pp. 1st p. 1893 
2 last pp. ' 2415-16 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 3888. 9, 478. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Mather] B3'les 
[Boston]. Correspondence, personal matters 
etc. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1894-5 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888, 9, 451, as being dated Jan. 1, 

1788. 

F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. 



[Philadelphia.] To James Pem- 
Introducing Joseph Fleshing. 
p. 1896 

Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 
Payment of Zantzinger\s draft; 
the Constitution and personal 



1788 

June 8 



berton TPhila'! 

Auto, draft. 1 
Franklin, B[enjamin]. 

Grand [Paris]. 

adoption of 

mentions. 
Franklin to Grand & Gautier, Paris. His account. 
Franklin to [John] Bondfield, Bordeaux. Payment of 

his bill; Mr. Vernon's stay in Europe; arrets in 

favor of non-Catholics. Copies. 3 pp. 1897 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Jo.seph Ignace] 

Guillotin [Paris]. Disaster to his friends on the 



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Ohio; their packets renminiiijj:" in Franklin's 
hands. Letter press copj' of A. L. S. 2 pp. 

1898 99 

Franklin, B[onjuniinJ. [Phihidelphia.] La-st will and 
testament, and codicil dated June 22, 1789. Let- 
ter i)ress copy of a copy. 15 pp. 1900-23 

Printed: Works (Bigelowi N. Y. l.s^>^. 10. -JOC. 

Franklin, Benjamin to Ferdinand Grand. See: Franklin 

to John An(l(>rson. 1T><S, Aui>\ IS. 
F[ranklin,J B[enjanHn|. Philadelphia. To [John^] An- 
derson [Scotland?]. Keceipt of l)ooks; the gout 
and stone. 
Franklin to Ferdinand Grand, Paris. Bill of e.xchanoo in 
favor of John Wrig-ht naming William Vauohan 
as alternate. Copies. 2 pp. 1925 

1738 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [BenjaminJ 

^^^.^. 13 Vauohan [London]. His health: letters to John 

Wright and [William] Caslon. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. Almost illooililo. 

1927-29 
1788 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [SamiicH] (hir- 

AuG. 18. net [England]. John Tyler and money left him 

in England; his character; personal mentions. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 193-13 

1788 Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To [Julien David] 

Sep. 17 Le Roy [Paris]. Civilities to [Thomas] Paine; 

reelection to the Presidency of Pennsylvania; 
[Antoine Laurent] Tavoisier's memoir; [John] 
Fitch's steamboat. Letter press copy of A. T^. 
S. 1 p. Much faded. 1861 

1788 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Benjamin Cham- 

Sep. 20 hers and others. Chambersburgh [Pennsylvania]. 

The blowing of a furnace l)y falling water. Let- 
ter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 1935-7 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. ls8.H. 10,6. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To R[obert] Morris 
[Philadelphia]. Desiring him to act as arbitrator 
with a Mr. Field in a dispute over a promissory 
note. Letter press copy of A. L. S. I p. 1939 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. ToCieorge Morgan. 
Baron de Poellnitz's remedy for the stone; Mor- 
gan's son. Letter press copv of A, L. S. 1 p. 

1941 



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1788 Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To William Caslon 

Oct. 4 [London]. Payment of his bill for type through 

Smith, Wright & Gray; has set up B[eniamin] 
Franklin Bache in the printing business; selling 
tj^pe on credit. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 
2 pp. 1943 

[1788] Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To DucdelaRoche- 

[OcT. 22] foucauld [Paris]. Love of France; history of his 

life; condition of politics in America; Disserta- 
tion sur la Nyctalopie; personal mentions. Let- 
ter press copy of A. L. S. 3 pp. (Filled out in 
pencil by Franklin.) 1947-51 

Printed in part. Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10, 8. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To John Wright 
[London]. Thanks for his care of types from 
[William] Caslon, Letter press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. 1953 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Miss Flainville 
[France?]. Her proficiency in English; misfor- 
tunes; Franklin's age etc.; personal mentions. 
Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1955 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To T[homas] Jeffer- 
son [Paris]. [Francis] Hopkinson's communica- 
tion respecting Tissofs edition of English books; 
[Benjamin Franklin Bache's] connection there- 
with; amendments to the Constitution; [George] 
Washington will be chosen the first President. 
Same. A. L. S. 1 p. T. J. 

1961 
1788 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. ToDuPont[Paris?]. 

^*CT. 24 Dictionary of French and English manufacturing 

terms; English restraint of trade; the new Con- 
stitution.. Letter press cop}^ of A, L. S. 2 pp. 

1957 

1788 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Julien David] 

Oct. 25 Le Roy [Paris]. Retirement from public life; 

[Fitch's] steamboat. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 

1 p. 1963 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10, 17. 

1788 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Diego Gardoqui 

Oct. 26 [New York], Requesting a protection for a trad- 

ing venture to New Orleans. A. L. 8. Ip. 1965 

ITinted: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10, 18. 

1788 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Ferdinand] 

Nov. 10 Grand [Paris]. Introducing Gouverneur Morris; 



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[Jacques] Neckor and peace. I^etter press copy 
of A. L. S. 1 p. 196*7 

Franklin, B[(MijaininJ. Philiidclphia. To Francis Childs 
[New York]: Desires payment of hi.s draft. Let- 
ter press cop3^ of A. L. S. 1 p. 1973 

Printed: Works (BiKclow) K. Y. 1H,S.S. 10, 21. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Piiiladelphia. To [Elizabeth] Par- 
tridge [Boston], Health, future happiness, books, 
correspondence etc. Letter press cop}' of A. L. S. 
3 pp. ' 1977 

Printed: Work.s (Bigclow) N. Y. 1888. 10, 22. 

1788 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To William Vaughan 
Dec. 9 [London]. Memoirs; purchase of an encN'clopie- 

dia; public affairs. Letter press copy of A. L. 8. 
3 pp. 1981-5 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 188X. 10, 38. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Abbe Morellet 
[Auteuil, France]. Correspondence, memoirs 
etc. Letter-presscopyof A. L. S. 3pp. 1987-91 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X. Y. 18.><8. 10, 39. 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Julien David] 
Le Ro}^ [Paris]. Introducing Gouverneur ]\Ior- 
ris. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 1993 

[1788?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] To the Editor of 

the Federal Gazette [Phila.]. Comparison of the 
ancient Jews and the anti-Federal i.sts; revolt 
against Moses and Aaron and it parallelism to 
the objectors to the propo.sed new U. S. Consti- 
tution. Auto, draft signed: '''K." 5 pp. 2276 

[1788?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] To ? Apologies for not writ- 

ing; protestation of friendship etc. Letterpress 
copy of A. L. 1 p. 2671 

[1788?] Loyalists, Pennsylvania. Analysis of list given in the 

[Philadelphia] Morning Post. 2149 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 18S8. 10,72. 

1789 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [the editor of 
Feb. 9 the Massachusetts Magazine or ^Monthly Museum 

of Knowledge?, Boston]. Republication of his 
pieces. Letter press copv of A. L. S. 1 p. 

1995 

1789 Franklin, [Benjamin]. Philadelphia. To Garri- 

^^■'^K- ^ gues. Arranging meeting in connection with 

estate of Eden I lay dock. Letterpress copy of 
A. L. S. in third person. 1997 

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1789 Vaughan, B[enjamin]. London. To [Benjamin] Franklin 

Mar. 4 [Philadelphia]. Franklin's "Life;" Bishop of 

St. Asaph, King of Sweden, English politics etc. 

A. L. S. 4 pp. 1999 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 10,81. 

1789 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Comte de Mous- 

Apr. 27 tier [New York]. Papers relating to affair be- 

tween Mr. Thomas and Messrs. [Richard^] Bache 
and [Col. John?] Shee; attendance in the new 
Congress; best wishes for France. Letter press 
copy of A. L. S. 3 pp. 2002-4 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Francis Childs?, 
New York]. Pa3'ment of his bond. Letter press 
copy of A. L. 8. 1 p. 2005 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Thomas 

[Paris]. His account with [Richard] Bache and 
[Col. John?] Shee. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. 2006 

F[ranklin,] B[en jamin]. [Philadelphia. ] To Charles Biddle 
[Phila.]. Biddle's ability to serve on a Naval 
Board. A. L. S. 1 p. 2007 

F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. Certificate identi- 
fying a Commission from the Postmasters General 
of Great Britain and the handwriting of Anthony 
Todd. A. L. S. 1 p. 2001 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. Certificate of abil- 
ity of Robert Harris as lieutenant of U. S. S. 
Reprisal in 1776. Letter-press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. 2008 

Franklin, William Temple. Sketch of Services to the 
United States with copies of letters: 

1781, Mar. 12. Extract of letter, Franklin, 
Benjamin [to Samuel Huntington], recommend- 
ing W. T. Franklin to Congress. 

1781, Apr. 21. Extract of letter, Jay, John 
[to Samuel Huntington], supporting above recom- 
mendation. 

1783, Dec. 6. Franklin to Vergennes. W. T. 
Franklin, secretar37^ of legation. 

1783, Dec. 11. Vergennes to Franklin. An- 
swer to above. 

1785, Sep. 2(3. Washington, George, to W. T. 
Franklin. His merits. 

4 pp. Printed matter. XV 



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1789 F[ranklm,]B[enjaminJ. riiihidelphiii. To [Joseph] Pi iest- 

Mav ;u lev [London ]. Payment of a legacy to a Birmingr- 

ham man throuoh William Vaughan and Priestley. 

Auto, draft signed. In pencil. 1 p. 2009 

1789 F[ranklin,JB[enjaminl. Philadelphia. To [Richard] Price 

May 31 [London]. Loss of friends: books purchased in 

London of [John] Walker. Auto, draft signed. 

In pencil, "i pp. 2010-11 

Printed: Works (BigL-low) N. Y. 1888. 10. h7. In part. 

1789 Franklin, B[cnjamin]. Philadelphia. To D[avid] Hartley 

Jlnk^ [London]. Sending American newspapers. Let- 

ter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 2045 

1789 F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. Certiticate respect- 

juxE 9 ing relationship of John, Job and Thomas Ruston. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 2046 

1789 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Robert Morris 

June 26 [Phila.]. Acceptance of bills by [Ferdinand] 

Grand. Letter press copy of L. S. 1 p. 2047 
1789 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To F[erdinand] 

June 26 Grand [Paris]. Franklin's account. Letterpress 

copy of L. S. 1 p. 2048 

[1789] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Observations relative to the origi- 

[Juxe] nal intentions of the founders of the Philadelphia 

Academy as regards the English school. A. L. 
34 pp. ' 2012-2026 and 2043-44 

Contemporary copy of the greater part of 
above with auto, signed memo, of explanation of 
same by R. Hare, dated Phila.. May 21, 179o, 
and an auto, note in pencil by Franklin respect- 
in t>- the comparative rights of the old and present 
trustees. 32 pp. 2027-2042 

1789 Franklin, B[eniamin]. Philadelphia. To W[illiam] T[em- 

JuLY 3 pic] F[ranklin]. Personal matters. Letter press 

copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 2049 

1789 [Walter, John.] London. To [Benjamin Franklin, Phila- 

JuLY 18 delphia]. Publication of his logographic series 

and difficulties attending same. A. L. '1 pp. 
(Incomplete.) 2050 

1789 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Jane Mecom, 

Aug. 3 Boston]. Disposition of books; Nantucket rela- 

tions etc. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 

2051-2 

Printed; Works (Bigclow)N.Y. 1888. 10,134. 



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Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Thomas?] Nel- 
son jr. [Richmond?]. Enclosing- certificate for 
[John] Paradise. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

2053 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. Certificate of John 
Paradise's oath of allegiance to the United States. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 2054 

Wells, R[ichard]. Philadelphia. To [Benjamin] Frank- 
lin [Phila*^]. Inscription for the Philadelphia 
Public Library. A. L. S. in third person. 1 p. 

2055 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 10,135. 

1789 Franklin, [Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] To [Richard] 

Aug. 29 Wells [Phila**]. Inscription for the Philadelphia 

Public Library. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 

in 3** person. 2 pp. 2056-7 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 10,136. 

1789 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To [John] Bond- 

Sep. 5 field, Bordeaux. Settlement of his account. 

Letter press copy of unsigned letter. 1 p. 2058 

1789 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To Grand & Co. 

Sep. 5 [Paris]. Books from abroad; health; shipment 

of corn to France; [William] Temple [Franklin]'s 

electrical apparatus; [Andre] Limozin and [ ] 

Garvey's accounts and draft in favor of Capt. 
Jennings. Letter press copy of unsigned letter. 
2 pp. 2059-60 

1789 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To [Louis] Le 

Sep. 5 Veil lard [Passy]. Correspondence and health. 

Letter press copy of unsigned letter. 2 pp. 

2061-2 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10, 137. 

1789 [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] To [James Logan, 

Sep. 16 Phila.]. Depositing medals struck for [Franyois 

Louis de] Fleuiy and [Anthon}^] Wayne and that 
commemorating the Burgojme and Cornwallis 
surrender in the Philadelphia Public Library. 
Draft. 1 p. 2070 

1789 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Gen. [George] 

Sep. 16 Washington [New^ York]. Congratulations on 

his recovery; Franklin's health. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
W., Letters to. 74, 132. 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 10,148. 

1789 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To [Comte de 

Sep. 21 Montniorin'^, Versailles]. Recommending [Dona- 



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tien] Le lia}- de Chaimiont jr. as successor to 
Marbois. Secretary's draft. 2 pp. 2071 

Printed: Works (Bigflow^ N. Y. 188X. 10, 14S. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To Dupont [de Ne- 
mours, Paris]. Commerce between France and 
the United States; Dupont's son. Secretary's 
draft. 2 pp. 2072 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Jonathan Wil- 
liams [jr., Boston]. Settlement of an account. 
Letter press cop3' of L. S. with A. L. S. receipt 
for payment in full of above account. 2 pp. 2074 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Jane] Mecom 
[Boston]. Personal matters. Letter press copy 
of L. S. 1 p. 2075 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10, 149. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] New York. To [Sylvanus ?] Urban 
[London]. Calumn}' that Americans endeavored 
to obstruct Cook's voyage. Draft corrected by 
Franklin and signed: "'An American." 2 pp. 

2076 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10, InO. 

1789 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Gunning Bed- 

^^' ^^ ford [jr., Newcastle, Delaware]. Requesting 

Franklin's articles of agreement with David Hall 

which were left in care of [James] Parker. 

Letter press copy of L. S. 1 p. 2077 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. ToI[saac?] Broome. 
Nonpayment of bond of [William^] Killen's son. 
Letter press cop}' of L. S. 1 p. 2078 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To William Alex- 
ander [Virginia?]. Claim against Virginia for 
type furnished before the Revolution. Letter 
press copy of L. S. 2 pp. 2079-80 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To [Donatien Le 
Ray de Chaumont, tils?, Phila. ]. Franklin's 
finances in France; Chaumoiit's claim before Con- 
gress. Letter press copy of an incomplete letter. 
2 pp. 2081-2 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10,151. 

1789 Franklin, B[enjamin]. l^hiladelphia. R[obert] Morris 

^^^- - [Phila.]. Franklin's funds in France. Letter 

press copy of L. S. 2 pp. 2084-5 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10,153. 

1789 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To James Logan 

^"^- - [Phila.]. The vacant trusteeships of the Phila- 



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delphia Public Library. Letter press copy of 

L. S. 1 p. 2086 

1789 [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] Queries and re- 

Nov. 3 marks respecting proposed alterations to the 

Pennsylvania Constitution. Secretary's draft. 

7 pp. 2087-90 

Letter press copy. 8 pp. 2091-98 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10,184-91. 

1789 "Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Due la Roche- 

Nov. 13 foucauld?, Paris.] Memoirs of his life; requests 

that he read them critically with Le Veillard and 
give a candid opinion thereon. Letter press copy 
of L. S. 2 pp. 1969-71 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [Louis Le Veil- 
lard, Passy.] His memoirs. Letter press copy 
of L. S. 2 pp. 2099-2100 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10,168. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To [Donatien Leray 
de Chaumont, Passy.] Congress' debt to de 
Chaumont. Letter press copy of incomplete 
letter. 2 pp. 2103-4 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10,170. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To William 
Vaughan [England]. Tyler's legacy and miscel- 
laneous personal matters. Letter press copy of 
an incomplete letter. 2 pp. 2101-2 

Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Jane Mecora 
[Boston]. Personal family matters. Contem- 
porary copy. 1 p. 2105 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To [David Hartley, 
London.] Health, situation in France etc. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. 2106 

Printed: Work.s (Bigelow), N. Y. 1888. 10, 172. 

[Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To ? Claim 

of a Jew to having saved Franklin's life. Con- 
temporary cop3' part in Franklin's autograph. 
2 pp. 2107 

Printed: Works (Bigelow), N. Y. 1888. 10,174. 

1789 Franklin, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To Noah VTekster 

Dec. 26 [Hartford]. Popular errors in the use of the 

English language. Draft signed. 8 pp. Last 

2 pp. in Franklin's autograph. 2108-12 

Letter press copy of L. S. 7 pp. 2113-19 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10, 175. 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 199 

1789 [Franklin, Benjamin. J [Philadelphia.] To [an American 

publishor;' Plnla. ?J. Refutation of calumn}- of 
Americans in Dr. Kippis's Life of Cook; David 
Henry's reputation; English authorities recogni- 
tion of Franklin's action. Draft. 2 pp. 1*' page 
written by Franklin. 2083 

[1789?] F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. [Philadelphia.] To [Gov. Richard 

Caswell? North Carolina]. Ratification of the 
U. S. Constitution; recommendation of Drum- 
goole; Cherokee affairs; feeble health. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. 2163 

1790 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To 'i Con- 

Jan. 19 struction of thp 11*" article of the treaty of com- 

merce between France and the United States. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 2128 

Printed: Works (Bigelow), N. Y. 1888. 10, 191. 

1790 Stiles, Ezra. Yale College. To Benjamin Franklin, Phila- 

Jan. 28 delphia. Requesting his portrait for the college 

and his opinion as to Christ. A. L. S. 2 pp. 2129 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10,192. Note. 

1790 Jefferson, Th[omas]. Monticello. To W[illiam] Temple 

Feb. 14 Franklin [Philadelphia]. His application for 

appointment in the diplomatic service. Letter 

press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. T. J. Ser. 1, 

V. 4, 4. 

1790 [Franklin, Benjamin.] Philadelphia. To Ezra Stiles 

Mar. 9 [Yale College, Conn.]. Portrait and religious 

belief. Auto, draft. 5 pp. In pencil. 2130-32 

Printed: Works (Bigelow), N. Y. 18.SS. 10. 192. 

1790 [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] To the Editor of 

Mar. 23 the Federal Gazette. [The Philadelphia Gazette, 

Andrew Brown jr.] Jackson's speech in Con- 
gress against meddling with the slave question. 
Auto, draft signed: "Historicus.'' 5pp. 2133-5 

Printed: Work.s (Bigelow) N. Y. 188s. 10. 196. 

Jefferson, Thomas. New York. To [Benjamin] Franklin 
[Philadelphia]. Claim of the British as to the 
Eastern Boundary; requests facts relating thereto. 
L. S. 1 p. 2136 

Franklin, W[illiam]T[emple]. Philadelphia. ToT[homas] 
Jetierson [New York]. Presents to ambassadors 
and foreign ministers in the United States on 
occasion of their relin(iuishing office. Contem- 
porary copy. 4 pp. T. J. 



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200 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1790 Jefferson, Th[omas]. New York. To [William Temple] 
July 16 Franklin [Philadelphia]. Securing a house for 

residence and offices. Letter press copy of A.L.S. 
1 p. T. J. Ser. 1, V. 4, 88. 

Printed: Writings of Jefferson (Ford) N. Y. 1895. 5, 210. 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Philadelphia. To T[homas] 
Jefferson [New York]. Alterations to his intend- 
ent residence in Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
T. J. Ser. 2, v. 33, 54. 

Franklin, W[illiam]T[emple]. Philadelphia. ToT[homas] 
Jefferson [New York]. Intention to go to Europe ; 
desire of diplomatic appointment. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
T. J. Ser. 2, v. 33, 55. 

Collin, Nicholas. Philadelphia. To [William Temple 
Franklin, Philadelphia?] [Benjamin] Franklin's 
beliefs of future rewards and punishments. 
A.L.S. 4 pp. 3040 

Jefferson, Th[omas]. Philadelphia. To W[illiam] T[emple] 
Franklin. Maps relating to the St. Croix river 
dispute; publication of [Benjamin] Fi'anklin's 
works. Letter press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 
T. J. Ser. 1, V. 4, 130. 

Printed: Writings of .leffer.son (Ford) N. Y. 1895. 5, 251. 

[1790?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Notes for continuation of his auto- 

biography. Contemporary cop3^ 3 pp. 

2120-21 

[1790?] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Chronological list of philosophical 

pieces. Copy. 12 pp. 2122-27 

1791 Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. London. To T[homas] 
^p«- 6 Jefferson [New York]. His appointment; dispo- 
sition of England toward America; publication of 
[Benjamin Franklin's] works; the French Revo- 
lution and liberty; European situation; personal 
mentions. A. L. S. -i pp. T. J. Ser. 2, v. 
33, 53. 

1791 Franklin, W[illiam]T[emple]. [London.] To P[atrick] Col- 

^Iay 25 quhoun [London]. Robert Morris [jr]'s need of 

money; sale of his lands. Letter press cop}^ of 

A.L.S. 3 pp. Endorsed". . . . Elk forest." 

3041-44 

1791 Delbauve, Amelie. Paris. Receipt to [William Temple] 

Oct. 19 Franklin for money paid. D. S. 1 p. (In 

French.) 3045 



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1792 



,j,^ Peuillet, L . Paris. To [William Temple] Franklin 

Jan. 2t> [London i]. French edition of [Benjamin] Frank- 

lin's Works. A.L. S. 4pp. (In French.) 3046 
1792 Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. London. To Robert 

Apr. 20 Morris [jr., Philiidelphia]. Transaction of husi- 

iness for him and rate commissions. Letter 
press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. XV. 

1792 Forestier, Joseph Jean Marie de. Certificate of marriage 
ji-NE 13 with Fortune Marie Olive Bernard de Coubert. 

Extract from register at Fribourg, Switzerland. 
Attestations etc. Addressed to [William] Temple 
Franklin [London]. Contemporary copy, 'i pp. 
(Li French.) 3262 

1793 Bache, S[arah] (Mrs. Richard) [London.] To W[illiam] 
Mak. 23 T[emple] Franklin [London]. Requesting an 

immediate loan. A. L. S. 3 pp. 3049 

1793 Bache, S[arah]. [London.] To [William Temple Franklin, 

Mar. London]. Secrecy respecting his loan. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 3050 

1793 Jones, Cant well. Bond for payment of money to Robert 

i^PR. 11 Morris jr. Printed form tilled out and signed. 

Morris, Robert jr. Transfer of above bond to William 

Temple Franklin. D. S. 2 pp. Auto, certificate 

by W. T. Franklin that above is a duplicate, 1793, 



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Jones, Cantwell. Bond for execution of stock transfer to 
William Temple Franklin. D. 8. 2 pp. Auto, 
certificate by W. T. Franklin that above is a 
duplicate, 1793, Apr. 27. 3085 

Morgan, ^^•[illiam]. [London]. To [William Vaughan^ 
London]. Works upon assurances and annuities. 
A. L. S. Ip. 3048 

[Franklin, William Temple.] [London. ] To [Sarah Bache, 
London.] Requesting return of loan. Auto, 
draft. 2 pp. 3052 

Cadell, F . [London.] Account against W[illiam] 

T[emple] Franklin for advertising and books. 
AD 1 p. Auto. memo, bv Franklin of pay- 
ment. 3082 
Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. London. To [llonryj 
Drinker [Philadelphia]. Inquiry of the Franklin 
townshij) and sale of other lands. Letter-press 
copy of A. L. S. 4 pp. 3093-96 



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Le Veillard, [Louis?]. Paris. Bill of exchange against 

W[illiam] T[emple] Franklin for 100 livres. 

Printed form tilled out. 2^* of set of exchange. 

1 p. Also 1"' of same set. 1 p. 3047 

Drinker, Henr3\ Philadelphia. To [William Temple 

Franklin, London]. Land in Franklin township; 

division thereof, value etc. L. S. 4 pp. 3097-9 

Franklin, \V[illiam] T[emple]. London. To Henrj^ 

Drinker [Philadelphia]. Disposition of the 

Franklin township lands. Letter-press copy of 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 3100-01 

1794-6 [Franklin, William Temple.] Calculation of interest on 

May 7- $10,000 [in stock of U. S. funded debt]. 2 pp. 

Mar. 31 3Q88 

Second calculation 1794, June 30 to 1796, Sep. 
30. 1 p. 3089 

1794 Drinker, Henry. Philadelphia. To William Temple 

May 8 Franklin, London. Value of land in Franklin 

township. L. S. 2 pp. 3102 

1794 Morris, Robert jr. [England.] To [William Temple 

May 29 Franklin?, London]. Payment of his debts. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 3065 

1794 Morris, Robert. Philadelphia. Power of attorney to 

June 7 Charles de Cadignan to sell Pennsylvania lands 

of the Asjdum Compan3\ Contemporary copy. 
Attested by C. Cadignan and witnessed by Wm. 
Rayment and J. Marshall. 1 p. 3066 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. London. Note drawn on 
Robert Morris jr. for £500. A. D. 8. Ac- 
cepted by: "Robt. Morris Jun." 1 p. 3057 
Morris, Robert jr. Chester [England]. To William Tem- 
ple Franklin, London. Payment of a note. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Auto. mem. of W. T. F. respect- 
ing above. 3055 
Lawles8,V[alentiue] B[rowne]. Dublin. To [William Tem- 
ple Franklin, London]. Payment of notes to 
Robert Morris [jr.] and other debts. A. L. S. 2 



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8 


1794 




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31 


1794 




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12 



pp. 



3057 



Franklin, William. [London.] To McEvers [Lon- 
don]. Purchase of William T[emple] Franklin's 
lands in New York. 

Nov. 19 McEvers, . To William Temple Franklin. Purchase 

of lands. A. L. S. in 3"? person. 2 pp. 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 203 

Also pencil memorandum signed W. R. respect- 
ing McEvers's whereabouts. 3053 

Morris, Robert jr. Philadelphia. To William Temple 
Franklin, London. His passage to America and 
arrival home. A. L. S. 2 pp. 3063 

McEvers, . To William Temple Franklin. See: 

Franklin, William, to McEvers, ITlU, Nov. 12. 

Drinker, Henry. Philadelphia. To William T[emple] 
Franklin, London. Negotiations for sale of the 
Franklin township lands; values etc. L. S. 
3 pp. 3103 

Lawless, V[alentine] B[rowneJ. Dublin. To William 
Temple Franklin [London]. Paj'ment of his 
notes. A. L. S. 3 pp. 3066 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. London. To Robert Mor- 
ris jr. [Philadelphia]. Payment of [Valentine 
Browne] Lawless's notes. Letter press copy of 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 3058-61 

Morris, Robert jr. Philadelphia. To W[illiam] T[emple] 
Franklin, London. Payment of drafts and pur- 
chase of land. A. L. S. 1 p. 3062 

Drinker, Henry. Philadelphia. To William T[omple] 
Franklin [London]. Value of lands on Shamokin 
Creek. A. L. S. 1 p. 3083 

Barclay, Robert. Southwark. To William Temple Frank- 
lin [London]. [Benjamin] Franklin's attempt at 
reconciliation between England and the colonies. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 3079 and 3081 

F[ranklin,] W[illiam] T[emple]. [London.] To [Robert 
Barclay, Southwark]. [Benjamin] Franklin's 
efforts toward reconciling Great Britain and the 
colonies. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 3080 

Franklin, W[illiamJ T[emple]. London. To Henry 
Drinker [Philadelphia]. Sale of lands. Letter- 
press copy of A. L. S. 4 pp. 3105-8 
Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. London. To [Robert] 
Morris [jr., Philadelphia]. Personal affairs and 
[Valentine Browne] Lawless's note. Contempo- 
rary copy. 1 p. 3064 
Lancaster, Charles. [London.] Receipt to [William] 
T[emple] Franklin for payment of F. Cadell's 
account A. D. S. 1 p. Attached to Cadell's 



204 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

account against Franklin, 1793, July 29. (q. v.) 

3082 
1795 Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. London. To V[alentine] 

June 5 B[rowne] Lawless [Dublin]. Payment of his 

note. Letter-press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 

3067-8 

1795 Lawless, V[alentine] B[rowne]. Dublin. To W[illiam] 

June 10 T[emple] Franklin [London]. Payment of his 

debts. A. L. S. 3 pp. 3069 

1795 Morris, Robert jr. Newark. To William T[emple] Frank- 

juNE 13 lin, London. Lack of horses and expectations of 

marriage. A. L. S. 1 p. 3070 

1795 Drinker, Henry. Philadephia. To William Temple Frank- 

JuNE 25 lin, London. Land investments. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

3084 
L. S. 2 pp. 3104 

1795 F[ranklin,] W[illiam] T[emple]. [London.] To Gouver- 

"^^ " neur Morris [Europe]. Dispute over stock trans- 

action. Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. 3071 

1795 Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. London. To R[obert] Mor- 
JuLY 12 ris jr. [Philadelphia.] Payment of his note; 

[Valentine Browne] Lawless's delay. Letter 

press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 3072-3 

[1795?] Genet?, Duporcet de. Calais. To W[illiam] T[emple] 

"23Frem:" Franklin, Paris. Shipment of merchandize. 

[Dec. 14] j^ L S. 1 p. (In French.) 3092 

1796 Low, Nicholas, Richard Harison, Joseph O. Hoffman, and 
June 15 William Henderson. New York. Bond to Wil- 
liam Constable for payment of money. Convey- 
ance of above bond by Constable to William Bell. 
1796, Nov. 16. Contemporary copy ? by Consta- 
ble? 4 pp. 3112 

1796 [Franklin, William Temple.] Memorandum of merchan- 

OcT. 1. dize shipped to. 1 p. (In French.) 3120 

1796 Franklin, William Temple. Marine insurance policy of a 
Oct. 8 case and trunk from London to Dunkirk. Printed 

form tilled out. 1 p. 3113 

1793-7 Jones, Cantwell. Cash account with William Temple 

Apr. 13- Franklin. 1 p. 3091 

Jan. 1 

1797 [Franklin, William Temple.] London. To [Cantwell] 
Mar. 8 Jones [Philadelphia?]. Loss sustained by non- 
payment of his debt. Contemporary copy. 3 
pp. [Latter portion of letter missing.] 3078 



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June 8 

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Fox, George. Philadelphia. To William T[empleJ 
Franklin [London]. Franklin's financial affairs 
in Philadelphia; colleution of debts etc.; bonds 
of C[antwellJ Jones and Robert Morris jr. A. L. 
S. 3 pp. 3074 

Franklin, W[illiam] T[eniple]. [London.] To Simond, 
Hankey t^c Son [London]. Insurance of louis 
d'ors from Dieppe. Letter-press cop}' of A. L. 
S. 1. p. ' 3114 

Simond, Hankey & Son. [London.] To W[illiam] T[emple] 
Franklin [London]. Insurance for louis d'ors. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 3115 

Jones, Cantwell. Account of interest due, paj'ments made 
etc. on Robert Morris jr. 's bond. Also his account 
of interest etc on funded debt of the United States. 

3 pp. 3090 
Fox, George. Philadelphia. To William T[emple] Frank- 
lin, London. Bonds of C[antwell] Jones and 
Robert Morris jr. A. L. S. 6 pp. 3076 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Memorandum respecting 
C[antvvell] Jones's debt. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

3077 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Memorandum respecting 
[Cantwell] Jones's bond, [Robert] Morris jr.'s 
obligation etc. A. D. 2 pp. 3087 

[Fox, George.] Philadelphia. To [William Temple 
Franklin, London]. Recover^' of debt against 
[Cantwell] Jones; collection of other debts. A. L. 

4 pp. 3109 
[Fox, George.] Philadelphia. To [William Temple 

Franklin, London], Case of his debt with [Cant- 
well] Jones and Robert ISlorris jr. A. L. 2 pp. 

3111 

Crawfurd, R[obert]. [London,] To William [Temple] 
Franklin [London]. Personal news. A. L. S. 
1 p, 3117 

Corsange & Co. Paris. To W[illiam] T[emple] Franklin 
[London]. Business matters. L. S. 1 p. (In 
French.) 3116 

Vochez, J . London. To Laurenpon, Paris. 

[William Temple] Franklin's merchandize. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. (In French.) 3118 



206 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

1800 Vochez, J . London. To Dupont, Calais. 

July 19 [William Temple] Franklin's merchandize. Con- 

temporar}' copy. 1 p. (In French.) 3119 

[1802?] Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Paris. To — -Laurenyon, 

"2Thermi- San Domingo. Business matters. A. L. S. Ip. 

[July 20] (In French.) 3121 

1808 Ramsden, Thomas. Dunkerque [France]. To [Frances 

Oct. 28 W.] Boyd, Paris. Payment of her note. A. L. 

S. 1 p. 3148 

[1808?] [Boyd?, Frances W.] [Paris.] To [Thomas Ramsden, Dun- 

[OcT. 29?] kirk, France]. Repayment of loan. Auto. ? 

draft. 3 pp. 3146 

1808 Ramsden, Thomas. Dunkerque [France]. To [Frances 
Nov. 12 W. ?] Boyd, Paris. Payment of a servant. A. 

L. S. 1 p. 3147 

1809 Boyd, F[rancesW.]. [Paris.] Receipt to [William Temple] 
Feb. 28 Franklin for money loaned. A. D. S. 1 p. (In 

French.) 3142 

1809 B[oyd,]F[rancesW.]. [Paris.] To [William Temple Frank- 

Mar. 1 lin, Paris]. Loans. A. L. S. Ip. (In French.) 

3144 

1809 Boyd, F[rances W.]. Paris. Receipt to [William Temple] 

Mar. 1 Franklin for money loaned. A. D. S. 1 p. (In 

French.) Auto, note respecting same by Franklin. 

3141 

1809 Boyd, F[ ranees W.]. Paris. Receipt to [William Temple] 

July 5 Franklin for money loaned. 1 p. (In French.) 

3141 

1809 Boyd,F[rances W.]. [Paris.] To [William Temple] Frank- 

JuLY 5 lin, Paris. Loans. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 3145 

1809 Boyd, F[rances W.]. [Paris.] To [William Temple] Frank- 
OcT. 18 lin, Paris. Loan. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 

3151 

[1809?] Boyd, F[rance8 W.]. [Paris?] To [William Temple] 
Franklin [Paris]. His loans to her. A. L. S. 
1 p. (In French.) 3143 

1810 B[oyd.]F[rancesW.]. [Paris.] To [William Temple Frank- 
Feb. 26 lin, Paris.] Loan. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 

3150 

1810 Boyd, F[rances W.]. [Paris.] To [William Temple] 

Aug.? 16 Franklin [Paris]. Personal matters. A. L. S. 

1 p. (In French.) 3149 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 207 

1810 Boyd, F[rances W.J. [Pari.s.J Receipt to [Williuiii Teni- 
Ocr. 29 pie] Franklin for money loaned. A. L. 8. 1 p. 

(In French.) 3142 

1811 Madocks, W|illiauiJ A[lexanderJ. North Wales. To[Wil- 
^'ov. 10 liam Temple Franklin, Paris?]. Invitation to 

visit Oxford and Wales. A. L. S. 4 pp. 3123 

[1811?] Madocks, \V[illiam]A(lexander]. North Wales. To[Wil- 

^"o\- -^ Hum Temple Franklin, Paris?]. Invitation to 

visit him; minor personal atJairs. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

3122 

1812 Hottingue, . Paris. To W[illiam] T[emple] Frank- 

AuG. 25 lijjj Paris. Business matters respecting William 

Boyd jr. L. S. 1 p. (In French.) 3125 

1812 Boyd, William jr. Verdun [France]. To [William Tem- 
^^^- - pie] Franklin, Paris. Business matters relating 

to Hottingue. A. L. S. 2 pp. 3124 

1813 [Franklin, William Temple.] Paris. Draft on F[rances] 
D^- ^ W. Boyd, London, at 30 days sight for .t'T2 5s. 

A. D. Signature torn off. 1 p. 3153 

1813 Franklin, W[illiam] T[emple]. Paris. To F[ ranees] W. 
Dec. 8 Boyd, London. Repayment of his loan to her. 

A. L. S. 4 pp. 3152 

1814 Boyd, F[ranees W.]. Edinburgh. To [William Temple] 
J^N- 12 Franklin, Paris. Repa3'mentof hisloan. A. L. S. 

2 pp. ^ 3154 

1815 Anonymous. Memorandum respecting Mr. Robinson { 
Dec. 28 2 pp. (In French.) 3126 

1816 Clibborn, Lewis & Co. Antwerp. To William Temple 
Feb. 5 Franklin, London. Payment of an account. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Auto. memo, respecting above 
by Franklin. 3157 

1816 Boyd, Frances W. Paris. To [William Temple Franklin, 

Feb. -'3 London?]. Personal matters. A. L. S. '2 pp. 

(In French.) 3140 

1816 Colburn, Henry. [London.] To [William Temple Frank- 

^Iak. u liii, London]. Publication of [Benjamin] Frank- 

lin's works. A. L. S. 1 p. 3177 

1816 Herries, Farquhar & Co. London. To W[illiam] T[emple] 

Sep. 10 Franklin, Calais. Transmission of draft. A.L.S. 

1 p. 3161 

1816 Valpy, R[iehard]. [London.] To [William Temple Frank- 

Sep. 20 lin, Calais]. Proof of [Benjamin] Franklin's 

Works. A. L. S. 2 pp. 3179 



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Nov. 6 

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Colburn, H[eniy]. London. To William Temple Frank- 
lin, Calais. Publication matters. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

3171 

F[ranklin,] W[illiam] T[emple]. [Knightsbridge.] To 
William Alexander [Lincoln Inn Fields]. Pre- 
senting volmiie of [Benjamin] Franklin's Private 
Correspondence. 

Franklin to Sir David Dundas, Richmond. Presenting 
volume of Franklin's correspondence. 

Franklin to James Monroe, Washington. Presenting vol- 
ume as above. 

Franklin to John Quincy Adams, Ealing [England]. Pre- 
senting volume as above. 

Auto, drafts initialed. 4 pp. 3243 

Franklin to Sir David Dundas. See: Franklin to William 
Alexander, 1816, Dec. 18. 

Alexander, William. Lincoln Inn Fields. To W[illiam] 
T[emple] Franklin [London]. Acknowledging 
present of volume [of Benjamin Franklin's Cor- 
respondence]. A. L. S. 1 p. 3189 

Maraise?, Fred[eric S.] de. Paris. To [Frances W.] Bo3'd 
[Paris]. Personal affairs. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In 
French.) 3183 

Dundas, [Sir] David. Richmond [England]. To W[illiam] 
T[emple] Franklin [London]. Acknowledging 
present of volume [of Benjamin Franklin's Cor- 
respondence]. A. L. S. 1 p. 3191 

Adams, John Quincy. Ealing [England]. To W[illiam] 
T[emple] Franklin, London. Acknowledging 
present of volume of [Benjamin] Franklin's Pri- 
vate Correspondence. A. L. S. 1 p. 3185-7 

Colburn, Henry. [London.] To William Temple Frank- 
lin, Chelsea. Terms of publication [of Benjamin 
Franklin's Works]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 3181 

[Franklin, William Temple.] Memorandum of Henr^- 
Colburn's propositions for pul)lishing [Benjamin] 
Franklin's Works. A. D. 2 pp. 3265 

[Franklin, William Temple]. "The Knightsbridge Ga- 
zette." First number. Auto, draft. 4 pp. 

3159 

Colburn, H[enry]. [London.] To [William Temple Frank- 
lin, London]. Edition [of Benjamin Franklin's 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 209 

Correspondence] exhausted; preparations for an 
8° edition. A. L. S. 1 p. 3247 

1817 Faulkner, T . Chelsea. To Williaui Temple Frank- 

Jax. 1 lin, Knigfhtsbridcre. Demanding commission on 

publication of [Benjamin] Franklin papers. 
Jan. 3 Franklin, W[illiamj T[emple]. To Faulkner. Refusinc,' 

to allow his claim. A. Ls. S. 2 pp. 3251 

1817 Franklin, William Temple to T. Faulkner. See; Faulkner, 

Jan. 3 T , to Franklin, 1817, Jan. 1. 

1817 [Maraise?, Frederic S. de.] Pans. To [William Temple 

Apr. 24 Franklin, KnightsbridgeJ. Personal matters. 

A. h. 4 pp. (In French.) (Last page or pages 
missing.) 3237 

1817 de Pougens, Marie Charles etc. [Paris.] To William 

June 28 Temple Franklin, Knightsbridge. Franklin's 

memoirs. L. S. (In French.) 
de Pougens, F. I. To Franklin. The memoirs and per- 
sonal matters. A. L. S. 3 pp. in all. 3233 
1817 Maraise?, Frederic [S.] de. Paris. To William Temple 
Ji-ne30 Franklin, Knightsbridge. Respecting Henry 
Williams. A. L. S. 4 pp. (In French.) 3235 
1817 Starbuck, Samuel. :Milford, South Wales. To William 
JcLY 14 Temple Franklin, Knights})ridge. Claiming re- 
lationship with Benjamin Franklin and asking 
for a portrait and manuscript. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

3193 
1817 Franklin, William Temple. Knightsbridge. To [Samuel 

July 18 Starbuck, Milford, South Wales]. Sending press- 

copy of letter of Benjamin Franklin, portrait 
print etc. Auto, draft. 2 pp. (Latter portion 
missing.) ^^^^ 

1817 Starbuck, Samuel. Milford. To W[illiam] T[emple] 

July 21 Franklin, Knights))ridge. Acknowledging receipt 

of portrait and letter of Benjamin Franklin; 
seals, dies and medals. A. L. S. 4 pp. 3195 
[1817] Dundas, Isabella. Richmond [England]. To [William 

July 28 Temple Franklin, London]. Personal matters. 

A. L. S. '2 pp. 3227 

1817 Beale, B . London. To [William Temple Frank- 

ji-Lv so li", London]. Announcing his secret marriage. 

A. L. S. Ip. 3211 

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210 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

Colquhoun, P[atrick]. [London.] To William Temple 
Franklin, Knightsbridge. The Elk Forest lands. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 3213 

Starbuck, Samuel. Milford. To William Temple Frank- 
lin, Knightsbridge. Suggesting publication of 
memoirs of Benjamin Franklin. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

3197 

Starbuck, Samuel. Milford. To William Temple Frank- 
lin, Knightsbridge. Acknowledging present of 
Franklin manuscripts; the paper on Quaker prin- 
ciples; refinement of whale oil. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

3199 

1817 Ilbery, J- — . [London.] To W[illiam] T[emple] Frank- 

AuG. 21 lin, Knightsbridge. Publication details. A.L. S. 

1 p. 3173 
1817 Dundas, Isabella. Richmond [England]. To William 

Aug. 24 Temple Franklin, Knightsbridge. Personal men- 

tions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 3223 

1817 Colburn, H[enry]. London. To W[i]liam T[emple] Frank- 

^UG. \in^ Knightsbridge. Publishing details. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 3165 
1817 de Pougens, Marie Charles etc. Paris. To William Tem- 

Sep. 8 pie Franklin, Knightsbridge. The French lan- 

guage, origin historj^ etc. L. S. 4 pp. In 
French, with auto. P. S. in English by F. I. de 
Pougens. 3241 

Anonymous. Gloucester [England]. To [William Temple] 
Franklin [London], Edinburgh Review on publi- 
cation of [Benjamin] Franklin's Works. A. L. S. : 
"W. H. M.'" 3 pp. 3229 

M[araise?, ] F[redoric] S. [de]. Paris. To [William Temple] 
Franklin, London. Personal atfairs. A. L. S. 
4 pp. (In French.) 3215 

M[araise?,] F[rederic] S. d[e]. Paris. To [William Temple] 
Franklin [London]. Personal matters. A. L. S. 
4 pp. (In French.) 3219 

Marcet, Alexander [John Gaspard]. [London.] To Wil- 
liam Allen [London]. [William Temple] Frank- 
lin's case. A. L. S. 2 pp. 3217 

de Pougens, Marie Charles etc. Paris. To William 
Temple Franklin, Knightsbridge. Publication 
of [Benjamin] Franklin's writings. L. S. 2 pp. 
(In French.) 3229 



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Forestier, [Joseph ,Jean Miirie] de. Paris. To William 
Temple Franklin [London]. Private matters. 
A. L. S. : '"■de Forestier nee Mile, de Couhert." 

1 p. (In French.) With note in English on 
verso signed by "Amie.'' 3221 

[Franklin, William Tenipio. [Kninhtshridge.] To [Henry 
C'olburn, London]. Requesting an advance [on 
the publication of Benjamin Franklin's Works]. 
Auto, draft. I p. 3252 

Colburn, Henrv. [London.] To W[illiam] Temple Frank- 
lin [London]. Finances of publication [of Ben- 
jamin Franklin's Works]. A. L. S. '2 pp. 3163 

Colburn, Henry. [London.] To William Temple Frank- 
lin, Knightsbridge. Publishing details. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 3167 
Colburn, H[enry]. [London.] To [William Temple Frank- 
lin, Knightsbridge]. Publishing matters. A. 
L. S. I p. 3169 

Colburn, H[enry ]. [London. ] To [William Temple Frank- 
lin, London]. Difficulty over terms of publica- 
tion. A. L. S. 1 p. 3245 

[Maraise,] Frederic S. [de]. [Paris?] To [William Temple 
Franklin? London?]. Miscellaneous personal 
matters. A. L. S. 1 p. (In French and incom- 
plete; Hrst page or pages missing.) 3231 
Isabella. [London?] To [William] Temple 
Franklin. Personal affairs. A. L. S. 4 pj). 

3225 

Archer, James. [London.] Certiticate respecting marriage 
of Joseph Jean Marie Forestier and Fortune Marie 
Olive Bernard de Coubert. Copy in handwriting 
of W. T. Franklin. 1 p. ' 3257 

Crapelet, Georges Adrien. Paris. To W[illiam] T|empleJ 
Franklin, London. Translation of work of B[en- 
jaminj Franklin into French. A. L. S. '2 pp. 
(In French.) 3261 

de Pougens, Marie Charles etc. Paris. To William Tem- 
ple Franklin, London. Plautus, the French lan- 
guage etc. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 3263 

Starbuck, Samuel. Mijford. To William Temple Frank- 
lin, London. Ordering volumes of [Benjamin] 
Franklin's Correspondence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 3201 



212 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

Alexander, William. "Finchley'^ [England]. To [Wil- 
liam Temple Franklin, London]. Acknowledging 
receipt [of volume of Benjamin Franklin's Corre- 
spondence]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 3249 

Starbuck, Samuel. Milford. To W[illiam]T[emple] Frank- 
lin, London. Ordering books. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

3203 

Starbuck, Samuel. Milford. To William T[emple] Frank- 
lin [London]. Ordering 2'' edition of Franklin's 
Memoirs. A. L. S. 1 p. 3205 

[Forestier, Joseph Jean Marie de.] Memoranda respecting 
marriage of Joseph Jean Marie Foustier and 
Fortune Marie Olive Bernard de Coubert. 6 pp. 
(In French.) Enclosed in preceding. 3263-4 

Forestier, [Joseph Jean Marie] de, Paris. To [William 
Temple Franklin ? London]. Personal matters. 
A. L. S.: "de Foustier nee Mile, de Coubert." 1 
p. (In French.) 3255 

M[araise?] F[rederic] S. [de]. Paris. To [William Tem- 
ple Franklin?, London]. Personal matters. A. L. 
S. (In French.) 3 pp. 3256 

de Pougens, Marie Charles etc. Paris. To William 
Temple Franklin, London. Personal matters. 
A. L. S. 1 p. (In French.) 3259 

Starbuck, Samuel. Milford. To William Temple Frank- 
lin, London. Payment for books ordered. A. 
L. S. 1 p. 3207 

Saint-Ursin, Marie de. Calais. To Benjamin [William 
Temple] Franklin, London. Publication of 
[Benjamin Franklin's] Works and minor matters. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 3264 

Starbuck, Benjamin. [London.] To W[illiam] Temple 
Franklin, London. Minor matters. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 3258 

de Pougens, Marie Charles etc. Paris. To William Tem- 
ple Franklin, London. Minor and personal mat- 
ters. A. L. S. (In French, with A. L. S. of F. I. 
de Pougens in English, added.) 3 pp. 3260 

From p. 3266 to 3500 (the end of volume XIV) is but a col- 
lection of William Temple Fi-anklin's miscellaneous notes, memo- 
randa, instructions for the printer etc. respecting his publications of 
Franklin's works. 



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[ ? ] Ad^oyon^ . To [Benjamin Franklin]. The malady 

of the stone. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 

2764 

[ ? ] Anonymous. Extract of letter from Pennsylvania de.scril)- 

Apr. 9-10 jj^g massacre of the Indian congregations on 

Muskingum. Headed: *' American News. From 

the New York papers.'" 8 pp. 2231 

[ i ] Anonymous. [Paris.] To [the Continental Congress, 

Philadelphia]. Arrangement proposed for pay- 
ment of French troops in America. Draft. 2 
pp. (In French.) Headed: "Projet de Lettre 
a Ecrire au Congres par Monsieur Franklin." 

2669 

[ • ] Anonymous. To [Benjamin Franklin]. Reassurances re- 

specting McMahon's prescription for the gout. 
1 p. (In French.) 2784 

[ ? ] Anonymous. To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. Conclu- 

sionof a letter. In French. 1 p. 12 X 10.8 cm. 

2423 

[ ' ] Anonymous. To [Benjamin Franklin]. Submitting a po- 

litical piece designed for publication. 1 p. 2221 

[ ? ] Anonymous. To. [Benjamin Franklin]. Key to cipher in 

French. Numbers 1 to 47 inclusive. 1 p. 2169 

[ ^ J Anonymous. To Benjamin Franklin, Paris. "Extraitdes 

Elemens de I'histoire d'Angleterre par M. L'Abb6 
Millot.^' In French. 1 p. 2402 

[ ? ] Anonymous. Memorandum of Charles Thomson's endorse- 

ment on Benjamin Franklin's letter to the Presi- 
dent of Congress 1788, Nov. 29. Ip. 10.6X10.2 
cm. T. J. 

I • J Anonymous. Memorandum of patent granted Count 

Bathyan [Ignatius, Count Batthyanyi] by the 
Emperor of Austria for invention of navigating 
vessels against rapid streams. 1 p. 2401 

1 ? ] Annoymous. Memorandum. '* Une infusion Tijeunde I'^n-a 

m^si s'en introduit a Paris & a Londres 

ou entr'autres, iSIr. [EdwardJ Nairne '' 

1 p. (I.i French.) 2775 
[ ? ] Anonymous. Petition against granting offices in the Col- 
onies to non-residents. Evils of system. 2 pp. 

2306 

[ • ] Anonymous. "'Recette contre les coliques nephreti({U('s." 

2 pp. (In French.) 2769 



214 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

[ ? ] Anonymous. Recipe for cure of the stone. 1 p. (In 

French.) 2765 

[ ? ] Anonymous. " Reflexions Politiques calculees d'apres la 

nature et la raison pour la felicite publique." 
12 pp. In French. English translation in par- 
allel columns. 2397 

[ ? ] Anonymous. "Remede eontre le Calcul & la Gravelle." 

1 p. (In French.) 2759 

[ ? ] Anonymous. Title of statistical work. 1 p. 3155 

[ ^ ] [D'Aranda, Pedro Pablo Abarca y Bolea, Conde.] [Paris.] 

Memorandum of questions asked [Ferdinand] 

[ ? ] Grand. 1 p. (In French.) 2657 

[ ? ] [Barclay ?, John.] Memorandum respecting [Benjamin] 

Franklin's claim to salary as Minister to France. 
Contemporar}^ cop3\ 2 pp. T. J. 

[ ? ] Bezont, [Etienne?]. [Paris.] To [Benjamin] Franklin 

[Passy]. Recommending de Villemont [?] who 
wishes to serve in the Continental Army. A. 
L. S. in 3^ person. 1 p. (In French.) En- 
dorsed by Franklin: " M. Bezont's Recom- 
mendation of an Ofiicer.'" 2662 

[ ? ] Chautrey [?], Due de. To [Benjamin] Franklin. Remedy 

for the gout. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 

2756 

[ ? ] Clarke, John. To ? Payment of a claim. Letter 

press copy of copy. Last page onl^-. 1 p. 2412 

[ ''^- ] Colburn, H[enr}-]. [London.] To [William Temple Frank- 

lin, Knightsbridge]. Consultation of pamphlets 
in London Institution. A. L. S. 1 p. 3175 

[ ? ] Commerce. State of American Commerce and Plan for 

protecting it. The eastern, middle and south- 
ern States; European and West Indies trade; 
profit with convoy; gain to Government, to peo- 
ple and to France through tobacco shipments; 
advantage to England in present situation; naval 
force necessary and French aid; plan to be fol- 
lowed in by convoys: estimate of the tobacco 
trade; presentment of expense, protit etc. 13 pp. 

2154-61 

[ ? ] Continental Congress. Instructions [to Benjamin Frank- 

lin, PassyJ. Desire of the United States to 
enter into treaty of Amity and Commerce with 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 215 

the Emperor of Germany [Frederick II]. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. (In French.) 2665 
English trunsliition. 1 p. 2666 

[ ? ] Davila, Enrico Caterino. Extract from "History of tlu' 

Civil Wars of France [1.5.59-1.598]. Copy. 3 pp. 
Endorsed by Franklin: "Pere DanieP' [Gabriel 
Daniel?]. 2409 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy.] To Batilliet. Ac- 

ceptance of bills of exchan((e; refers him to 
[Ferdinand] Grand. Contemporary cop}-. 1 p. 
(In French.) 2661 

[ ? ] [Franklin?, Benjamin.] To ? Is in an embarrassing 

position; if remittance is in tobacco, the Farmers 
General will object; if in rice or other commodit}', 
Beaumarchais will seize it; funds sent by Con- 
gress should be received direct. Contemporary 
copv. 2 pp. (In French.) Endorsed by Frank- 
lin: "Ask Mr. Grand for a Copj' of the Memoir 
that was sent." 2670 

[ ! ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Pass}-?] To ? Inflammal)le 

air and balloons. Auto, draft signed: "rne 
Abonnee." (In French.) 2658 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Ink impressions of various leaves. 

[Presumably experiments looking toward print- 
ing of Colonial or Continental paper money.] 41 
pieces. 2785-2808 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Memorandum of papers promised. 

A. D. 1 p. On versoin aditl'erent hand is: "To 
write to Mr Bingham that I can not answer his 
Draughts." 2410 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] ^lemorandum respecting Sir Isaac 

Newton's calculations in the lengths of pendu- 
lums. A. D. 1. p. 10. 3 X 19.9 c. m. XV 

r ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] To the Koyal Academy at Brussells. 

Satirical philosophical question propounded for 
consideration. Auto, draft. 5 pp. Enclosed in 
Franklin to Richard Price, 1783, Sep. 10. (q. v.) 

2207 

The above Royal Academy was a Action of Franklin's imagrination. 

[ ? ] Franklin, Benjamin, Deane?, Silas, and Lee, Arthur 

[Paris]. To Capt. Adams. Contiding to his 
care despatches for Congress. Auto, draft by 
Arthur Lee. 1 p. 2147 



216 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

[ ? ] Franklin, [Benjamin]. [Pass v.] To Madam Bertine. 

Granting of a passport and willingness to serve 
her at all times. Auto, draft with note: "To be 
translated." 1 p. 2150 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia.] To the Printer of 

the Evening Herald. [Mathew Carey, Philadel- 
phia.] The British press and the State press 
censure of each other. Auto, draft, signed: "A 
Pennsylvanian." 3 pp. 1853 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 9, 449. 

[ ? ] Franklin, Benjamin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee. [Pass3^] 

To F. & A. Dubbeldemuts, Rotterdam. The seiz- 
ure of their ship by an American armed vessel. 
Auto, draft by Lee. 2 pp. Endorsed by Franklin: 
"Answer to Dutch Merchants." 2201 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] To [Dr. John Ingenhousz, Vienna]. 

Extract. Mesmer's practice and the somnambule 
craze. 1 p. 2259 

Printed: Works (Sparks) Boston. 1840. 10, 76. Note. 

[ ? ] F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. [Passy.] To Chevalier de Ke- 

ralio [Paris ?]. Congratulations on the safe return 
of a young French officer from America. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. 2273 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] To [William Melmoth, England]. 

Franklin's portrait and Mrs. Melmoth; [Donatien 
Le Ray] de Chaumont sent the only one left to 
the Empress of Russia. Auto, draft. 1 p. 2304 

[ ? ] Franklin, [Benjamin.] [Passy.] To Mouret. Advises 

against emigrating to America. Auto, draft 
signed in third person. 1 p. 2305 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] To the Pennsylvania Gazette 

[Philadelphia]. England's practice of sending 
felons to America. Auto, draft signed: "A. Z." 
3 pp. Enclosing: Franklin. Petition to Parlia- 
ment, 1767-8. 2215 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10, 119. 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy?] To Gov. John Rutledge, 

South Carolina. Recommending M. Savarit. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. 2331 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Passy?] To [Frederic] Prince de 

Salm[KyrV)ourg?, Paris?]. Declining an invita- 
tion to dinner. Auto, draft. 1 p. 2333 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] To [JohaD.] Schweighauser [Nan- 

tes?]. (Fragment of letter.) 1 p. 21.2 X 5 cm. 

2423 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 217 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [London?] To [Thomas Walpole, 

London]. The Ohio land grants; requests that 
his name be strit-ken from tlie list. Contem- 
porar}^ cop}-. 2 pp. With auto, additions and 
corrections, in pencil, b}' Franklin. 2307 

[ ? ] F[ranklm,] B[enjamin, Silas Deane, and Arthur LeeJ. 

[Paris.] To [Jonathan] Williams [jr., Nantes]. 
Ordering Capt. [Lambert] W'ickes's prize deliv- 
ered to [William] Lee. Auto, draft b}- Frank- 
lin. 1 p. 2395 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] To ? English restraint of 

emigration to America. Auto, draft of last 
page of a letter. 1 p. 2411 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] [Philadelphia?] To ? The 

martial appearance of the militia. Auto, draft. 
1 p. 2305 

[ i ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] To ? Remonstrance of col- 

onies to Parliament. Auto, draft. 1 p. [Ap- 
parentl}^ a marginal note for insertion in some 
letter.] 2422 

[ ? ] F[ranklin,] B[enjamin]. To ? Postscript to a let- 

ter. Franklin's letter written in t\'pographical 
terms. Letter press copy of A. L. S. Last 
page only. 1 p. 2414 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] ''A Letter from a Gentlemen in 

Crusoe's Island to his Friend in Pennsylvania.'' 
The arrival of the governor. Auto, draft. 1 p. 
Commencement only of letter. [The evident 
intent was a burlesque of Gov. Penn's admin- 
istration and the Proprietary disputes.] 2165 

[ ? ] Franklin, B[enjamin]. Requests of tJonathan Williams. 

Books, debts etc. Draft with auto, note by 
Franklin. 2 pp. 2395 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] "A Thought concerning the Sugar 

Lslands." Contemporary copy. 3 pp. En- 
dorsed by Franklin as above, 2360 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 138S, 10, 44. 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Cipher instructions. 1 p. (In 

cipher.) Endorsed: ""Doctr. Franklin Cypher.'' 
C. C. 59, 1, 143. 

[ • ] [Franklin. Benjamin.] Extract from Sir Robert [Bruce] 

Cotton's speech [on action of King, Charles I] in 
shifting place of meeting of Parliament. A. D. 
1 p. 9.3 X 20.8 c. m. XV 



218 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

[ ? ] F[raiiklin,] B[enjamin]. Hints for consideration respect- 

ing management of the Orphan School at Phila- 
delphia. Letter press copy of A. D. S. 1 p. 

2308 

Printed: Works (Sparks) Boston, 18 . 2, 169. 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Key to cipher. In English. Num- 

bers 1 to 660 inclusive printed with their literal 
values written in by Franklin. Additional num- 
bers up to 671 inclusive added by F. in red ink. 
At top of sheet is written, by F. : " With this easy 

to decipher because the Numbers are in order 

hard to decipher because the Words are 

not plac'd alphabetically." 2 pp. 2171 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Key to cipher. Letters A to Z in 

print with their numerical values written in by 
Franklin and eighteen additional words. Also 
following note: '"With this it will be eas}' to 

cypher because the Words are plac'd alpha- 

betioall}' hard to decipher because the 

Numbers are not in order." 2 pp. [This is the 
same as the preceding cipher.] 2173 

[ 'i ] Franklin and Lafayette. List of British cruelties. Auto. 

draft. 4 pp. Endorsed by Franklin: "Ideas for 
the Prints." 2152 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. Y. 1888. 10, 73. 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] List of Colleges and Societies of 

which Dr. Franklin was a member. 1 p. 2359 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Memorandum of doctrines to be 

preached. Auto, draft. 1 p. 2421 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Memorandum respecting manner 

of making out the public accounts. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. 2321 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Note of a week's diet and health. 

A. D. 1 p. Miscellaneous financial memoranda 
on verso. 2175 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Note on the libert}^ of the press. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. 2278 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Notes for comparison of the ancient 

Jews and anti-Federalists. A. D. in pencil. 1 p. 
Written on verso of the broadside of the Conti- 
nental Congress 1775, Dec. 6, refuting the charges 
made in the royal proclamation of Aug. 23, 1775. 
See: Franklin to The Editor of the Federal Ga- 
zette, 1788? 2275 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 219 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Observations on American debts. 

Bankniptc}' and tinamial honesty of England; 

Parliament and the King's pa3'ment of personal 

debts; public debt; complaint against Americans. 

Auto, draft. 3 pp. 2137 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] On a late auspicious marriage. 

(Verse.) A. D. 1 p. 2302-3 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 188«. 10,137. 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] On Maise or Indian corn. Letter- 

press copy of A. D. 3 pp. 2298-2300 

Priiitefl: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1887. 4,4.57. 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] On tariff protection of manufac- 

tures in Pennsylvania. Satirical letter signed: 
"Q." Auto, draft. 1 p. 2301 

.-. Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 10,118. 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] On the Intei;nal State of America. 

Condition of the people, trade, industry etc. 
Auto, draft. 8 pp. Signed: ''Be quiet and 
thankful." 2260-66 

Contemporary copy. 11 pp. Headed: ''For 
the Pennsylvania Gazette.'' 2267-9 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) X.Y. 1,H.S8. 9,34. 

[ ? ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Poem. Orpheus and the power of 

music in Hades. 2 stanzas of eight lines each. 
A. D. 1 p. 2396 

[ • ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] "Proofs of the old British Inten- 

tion to enslave America.'"' Auto, draft. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Franklin as above. 2153 

[ • ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] Remarks concerning the Savages 

of North America. Auto, draft. 11pp. 2334-44 

Printed; Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 9,25. 

[ • ] [Franklin, Benjamin.] The Retort Courteous. American 

payment of English debts. Auto, draft. 9 pp. 
(Last page a contemporary copy, not by Frank- 
lin.) 2322-30 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N.Y. 1888. 10,121. 

[ • ] [Franklin, William Temple.] To ? Payment of 

debt owing to Franklin. Auto, draft. 1 p. 3155 

t • ] [Franklin, William Temple.] To ? Sale of land. 

Letter press copy of A. L. S. 'i 2 pp. 2419-20 

[ • ] [Franklin? William Temple.] Copy for a Life of Benjamin 

F^ranklin. Printed clippings wath MS. additions, 
corrections etc. 12 pp. 3029-37 

L •' J [Franklin, William Temple.] Memorandum of amounts 

loaned Madam F[rances] W. Boyd. A. D. 3051 



220 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 

[ ? ] [Franklin, William Temple.] Memorandum of natural 

history classification of eagle. 3127 

[ i ] Franklin, William Temple. Note respecting letter of John 

Fothergill to John Chorley. A. D. 1 p. 360 

Printed: W. T. F.'s edition II, 58. 

[ ? ] Guerin, . To [Benjamin Franklin]. Remedy for 

the stone. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 2757 

[ ? ] Haton, . Londres. Extract of a letter to 

Bertir. Remedy for [Benjamin] Franklin's gout. 
2 pp. (In French.) 2758 

[ ? ] Huger, . To [Benjamin Franklin]. Suggesting 

remedies for the stone. A. L. S. 1 p. (In 
French.) 2755 

[ ? ] Jackson, [Richard.] [London.] To Benjamin Franklin 

[London]. Mr. Huske to present Pennsylvania's 
petition to the House [of Commons]; has not 
seen [William] Dowdeswell. A. L. S. in third 
person. 1 p. 2270 

[ ? ] Lafayette. [Paris.] To [Benjamin] Franklin [Passy]. 

Desire copy of memorial to French Court; Ver- 
gennes awaiting Luzerne's despatches. A. L. S. 
in third person. 1 p. 2273 

[ ? ] McMahon, . To [Benjamin] Franklin. Medical pre- 

scription for the gout. Letter press copy of 
A. D. S. 1 p. (In French.) 2752 

Medical Instructions, dated Aug. 24. A. D. S. : 
"McM." Ip. 2753 

Also press cop}" of same. 2754 

[ ? ] McMahon, . To [Benjamin Franklin.] Medical 

prescription for the gout. A. D. S. 1 p. 2761 

Letter press copy of above with additional 

prescription of salts. "Pour son Excellence M. 

Franklin." 1 p. 2762 

[ ? ] Manchester, [George Montagu,] Duke of. [London.] To 

To [Benjamin] Franklin [London]. Inviting him 
dinner. A. L. S. in 8d person. 1 p. 2400 

[ ? ] RoUin, . [Paris.] To [Benjamin Franklin]. Rem- 

edy for the stone. A. D. S. in 3d person. 2 pp. 
(In French.) 2760 

[ ? ] Schools, American, at Paris. Memorandum concerning. 

1 p. (In French.) 2656 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PAPERS 221 

[ 'i ] Shelburne, William Petty, Earl of. [London.] Notes of a 

speech [in the House of Lords]. Queries of the 
Government as to its demands on France, knowl- 
edge of French and Spanish armaments and Eng- 
lisli naval resource. A. D. ? 1 p. Endorsed by 
Franklin: "Queries &c (fee."' 2357 

[ ? ] [Small?, Alexander.] On ventilation. Contemporary 

copy. 23 pp. 2367-78 

A. D. 14 pp. (Incomplete.) 2362-65 

2*? copy. (Incomplete.) 2 pp. 2366 

Printed: Works (Bigelow) N. V. 1887, -1, 271. 

[ ? ] Vincent, . To [Benjamin Franklin]. Remedy for 

stone. A. L. 8. 2 pp. (In French.) 2763 

[ '( ] Williams, Jonathan [jr.]. To [Benjamin] Franklin. Enclos- 

ing- a ''critique'" of [James] Bowdoin\s hypothesis 
of light. A. L. S. 1 p. For enclosure see: Wil- 
liams. A critical review. 2390 

[ ? ] [Williams, Jonathan jr.] A critical review of observations 

upon an hypothesis for solving the phenomena of 
light. A. D. 16 pp. Enclosed in Williams to 
Franklin, (n. d.) 2391-94 



INDEX 



[In this index the letters and documents are chronologically arranged under the alphabet group- 
ing, except in the case of Franklin, where a secondary alphabet of letters written to him is supplied. 
The calendar proper furnishes the chronological arrangement of papers written by him.] 



d*Aboville, Francois Marie, Comte. Col., 
commandant of Artillery, 
French Army. 

1784, Feb. 9. To Carter. 

Accounts 

1871 
June 12. Franklin to Jean Durival. 
Nov. 7. Franklin to John Adams. 

1785, Apr. 14. Carmichael, William, to 

Franklin. 
1785 
June 20. Franklin. Account with 

the United States. 
[ ? ] Franklin. Memorandum. 
Adam, John 

1788, Feb. 24. To Mons. Derimple. 
Adams, John. Massachn.ietUi delegate to 
Continental Congress; Minister 
to negotiate peace with Great 
Britain; U. S. Commissioner to 
France; Minister to Holland; 
Commi.moner for negotiating 
peace witli Great Britain; Com- 
missioner to negotiate treaty of 
commerce with Great Britain; 
Mini.^ter to Great Britain. 
1777?, Oct.?. Franklin, Adams and Lee 

to Stephen Say re. 
1778 
Apr. 22. Franklin, Adams and Lee 
to James Moylan. Also to 
John Ross and S. Bersolle. 
May 9. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Lee. 
13. Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

15. Same. 

16. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 

Thomas Simpson. 

17. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 

John Paul Jones. 



Adams — Continued 
1778 
May 23. Same. 
25. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 

Jonathan Williams, jr. 
25. Lee, Franklin and Adams to 
John Paul Jones. 

27. Jones, John Paul, to Franklin, 

Adams and Lee. 

28. Same. 
June 3. Same. 

3. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

5. Jones to Franklin, Lee, Adams 

and de Sartine. 

6. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 
11. Franklin, Lee and Adams to 
any captain bound to Amer- 
ica. 

June - Franklin, Adams and Lee to 
Lord North. 

July 4. Jones to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
11. H"rankHn, Adams and Lee to 
de Sartine. 

14. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 

15. Same. 
18. Same. 

Aug. 2. Jones to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
10. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 

ami Lee. 
10. Franklin and Adams to Jones. 

15. Jones to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 

16. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 

Paulze. 
28. Jones to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

223 



224 



INDEX 



Adams — Continued 
177S 
Aug. 30. Same. 

Sept. 6. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
9. Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 
16. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

21. Same. 

24. Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 

25. Same. 
27. Same. 

Oct. 1. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
2. Same. 

8. Naples, Ambassador of, to 

Franklin, Adams and Lee. 
12. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

16. Same. 

17. Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 
19. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

26. Same. 

30. Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
Nov. 5. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
6. Same. 
12. Same. 
14. Same. 
16. Same. 
Dec. 1. Same. 

9. Jones to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 

18. Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 

22. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 
[ ? ] Cassell, Jean Henry, and 
Fran(;ois Antoine Setell. 
Memorial. 
1779 
Feb. 10. Franklin and Adams to 

Jones. 
Oct. 16. Huntington, Siunuel, to 

Franklin. 
[ ? ] Lafayette to Franklin. 
1780 
June 18. Franklin. Questions. 



Adams — Continued 
1780 
Aug. 10. Franklin to Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 
Oct. 2. Franklin to. 
1781 
Jan. 11. Franklin, William Temple 
to. 
27. Franklin to John Jay. 
Feb. 22. Franklin to. 
Apr. 12. Franklin to John Jay. 

29. Franklin to. 

May 5. Franklin to John Jay. 

19. Franklin to. 
June 4. Franklin to Vergennes. 

5. Franklin to. 

9. Franklin to William Jackson. 

10. Franklin to Vergennes. 

11. Franklin to. 

15. Continental Congress. Com- 

mission to Adams, Franklin, 
Laurens and Jefferson. 

18. Huntington, Samuel, to Frank- 

lin. 

19. Same. 

30. Franklin to. 

July 27. Franklin, William Temple, 

to William Carmichael. 
Aug. 6. Franklin to. 

12. Same. 

16. Same. 

20. Franklin to John Jay. 

22. Franklin to Francis Coffyn. 

31. Franklin to. 

Sept. 4. Franklin to John Jay. 

4. Franklin to Jean de Neufville 

& Son. 
Oct. 4. To Franklin, 

5. Franklin to. 

16. McKean, Thomas, to Franklin. 
22. Washington, George, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Jay. 
22. Franklin to. 

24. Franklin to Fizeaux & Grand. 
Nov. 7. Franklin to. 

8. Franklin to John Laurens. 

22. Franklin, William Temple, to 

Jay and Adams. 

23. Franklin to. 
26. Same. 

Dec. 6. Same. 

10. Franklin to Vergennes. 

21. Vergennes to Franklin. 



INDEX 



225 



Adams — Continued 
1782 

Jan. 1-8. Franklin. Diary. 

Apr. 20. Digges, Thomas, to Lord 

Shelburne. 
Sept. 25. Morris, Robert, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Jay. 
28. Continental Congress. Form 
of Conmiission to Franklin. 
Nov. 5. Oswald, Richard, to Adams, 
Franklin and Jay. 
5. Adams, Franklin and Jay to 
Oswald. 
Dec. 3. To Franklin. 
[ ? ] Jay, John, to Franklin. 
1-783 
Jan. 11. Morris, Robert, to Franklin. 
Feb. 2. To Franklin. 

3. Same. 
Mar. 6. Laurens, Henry, to Franklin. 

14. Dumas, Charles William Fred- 

erick, to Franklin. 
17. Laurens, Henry, to Franklin. 
June 16. Boudinot, Elias, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Jay. 
July 13. Same. 

27. Franklin to Robert Morris. 
Sept. 7. Franklin to David Hartley. 
10. Adams, Franklin and Jay. Ex- 
tract of letter to Elias Boud- 
inot. 
Oct. 16. Castries to Vergennes. 
Nov. 1. Boudinot, Elias, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Jay. 
1184 
Jan. 14. ^lilHin, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Jay. 

15. Same. 

15. Dumas, Charles William Fred- 
erick, to Franklin. 
23. Same. 
Feb. 3. Laurens, Henry, to Franklin. 
14. Carmichael, William, to Frank- 
lin. 
Mar. 20. Mifflin, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin and Adams. 
Apr. 15. Willink, Wilhelm & Jan; 
Nicholas & Jacob Van Stap- 
horst, and de la Lande Bros, 
to Franklin. 
May 12. Form of 
Franklin, 
Adams. 
15885—05 15 



commission to 
Jefferson and 



Adams — Continued 
1784 

May 20. Mifflin, Thomas, to Adama 

and Franklin. 
July 19. To Franklin. 
1785 
Mar. 7. Continental Congress. Re- 
solve. 
May 26. Franklin and Adams to 

Thulemeier. 
July 21. Franklin to Thomas Jeffer- 
son. 
1786, May 11. Franklin to Richard Cas- 
well. 
Adams, John Quincy. V. S. Minister to 
Great Britain. 
1816 
Dec. 18. Franklin, William Temple, 
to. 
24. To William Temple Franklin. 
Adams, Peter? U., U. S. Nanj. 

1779, June 18. Jones, John Paul, to 
Franklin. 
Adam.s, Samuel. Member, Massachusetts 
House of Representatives; Del- 
egate to Continental Congress. 
1773, Dec. 21. Cushing, Thomas, Sam- 
uel Adams, John Hancock 
and William Phillips to 
Franklin. 
Adams, . ('apt., American mer- 
chant ship. 
[ ? ] Franklin, Deane? and 
Lee to. 
Adisck, William. Chairman, Phila'! 
Con^ttitutiininl Society. 

1785, Sept. 17. Philadelphia Constitu- 

tional Society, Address to 
Franklin. 

d' Admiral, . Guadaloupe nter- 

chant. 
1781, Apr. 19. Franklin to Vicomte de 
I^oudoire. 
Admiralty Board. See: Continental 

Congress. 
Adoubedent, Madam 
1777, May 2. Franklin to. 

Adroyon? 

[ ? ] To Franklin. 
Advice. To l)e found in the Moon. 

1786, June 3. Franklin to Jane Mecom. 
Respecting publication of a personal 

attack. 



226 



INDEX 



Advice — Continued 

1786, Nov. 25. Franklin to ? 

Air. Properties of: 
1756, July 3. Franklin. Physical and 
meteorological observations. 
Inflammable: 

[ ? ] Franklin to ? 

Albany plan of uniting the colonies. 
1754, June 8. Franklin. Short hints 
towards a scheme for uniting 
the northern colonies. 
July 10. Franklin. The Albany 
plan. 
Alexander, James. Secretary of New 
York. 
1754, June 8. Franklin to. 

9. To Cadwallader Golden. 
Alexander, "William, of Virginia f 
1781 

Dec. 15. Franklin to. 

15. Franklin to Georgiana Shipley. 
1786 

Mar. 26. Franklin to. 
Oct. 5. Same. 
1789, Oct. 26. Franklin to. 
1816 
Feb. 1. To William Temple Franklin. 
Dec. 20. Same. 
Alexander, Miss 

1782, June 24. Franklin to. 
Algerines 

1786, Jan. 7. Franklin to John Jay. 
All, Isaac. Cajit., American merchantman. 
1781, Jan. 20. Franklin to. 

Allairz, P . E)ujlish apothecary ? 

1779, May 10. To Franklin. 
Allegiance, America's return to British. 
1784, Apr. 18. Laurens, Henry, to 
Franklin. 

Allemand, Professor. 

1774, Aug. 21. Franklin to. 
Allen, Ethan 

1786, Oct. 10. Franklin to Charles Pettit. 
Allen, William. English scientist. 

1817, Nov. 8. iMarcet, Alexander John 
Gaspard, to. 
Alleyne, John. Of London'i 

1768, Aug. 9. Franklin to. 
"Alliance." 11. S. ship of war. 
1780 
June 7. Franklin to James Arthur 
Degge and other officers. 

16. Franklin to officers and crew of 

the Alliance. 



" Alliance " — Continued 
Seizure of cargo of: 
178S 
Oct. 16. Castries to Vergennes. 

24. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Nov. 13. Chardon to Vergennes. 
Dec. 3. Vergennes to Franklin. 
16. Barclay, Thomas, to Franklin. 
Supplies for: 

1783, Dec. — . Franklin. Notes on 

Thomas Barclay's letter. 

1784, Jan. 12. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Alliance. With a European power: 

1775, Dec. 9. Franklin to Charles Wil- 
liam Frederick Dumas. 

With foreign countries: 

1783, Oct. 29. Continental Congress. 
Instructions to the U. S. 
ministers. 
Alphabet. New. 

1768, Sept. 26. Franklin. Scheme for 
a new alphabet. Examples 
of writing. Stevenson, Mary, 
to Franklin, and Franklin to 
Mary Stevenson, all of same 
date. 
Almon, John. London bookseller. 

1782, May 13. Pownall, Thomas, to 
Franklin. 
America, Norwegian discoveries. 

1773, July 7. Franklin to Samuel 

Mather. 
[ ? ] Franklin. Proofs of British 

in tention to enslave A merica. 
[ ? ] Franklin. On internal state 

of America. 
American Colonies. Differences with 

Great Britain. 

1774. Franklin to the Printer of the 

Public Advertiser. 
[ ? ] Franklin to the Printer of 
the Public Ledger. 
American debts, English complaints of. 
[ ? ] Franklin. Observations on 
American del)ts. 
American Philosophical Society 
1785 

Sept. 27. Address to Franklin. 
[ ? ] Franklin to. 

[ ? ] Franklin. List of persons rec- 
ommended for membership. 
1786, July 21. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple. Certihcate of member- 
ship. 



INDEX 



227 



Americans in France 

17S0, Mar. — . To Franklin. 
Amiel, Peter. H., U. S. Navy. 

1778, Nov. 27. Jones, John Paul, to 

Franklin. 

1779, June 18. Same. 

Anderson, John. Scottish mitunil phi- 
losopher. 

1755, Au>>. 18. Franklin to. 

Andre, John Lewis. Maj. ct- Adj. (ien., 
BritviJi Armij in America. 

1780, Oct. 12. .\nonymous letter to 

Franklin. 
Andrews, . Ainerican merchant. 

1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to de Tolozan. 
Andrews, , of Boston. 

i7S2, Jan. 1-3. Franklin. Diary. 
Annuities. Cooperative association in 
Holland. 
1773, June 17. Franklin to Francis 
Maseres. 
Anonymous 

1756, Dec. 6. Observations on forbid- 

ding Pennsylvania inter- 
course with Indians. 

1770 f, . Verses on Franklin's in- 
verting stove. 

777.^, June 10. Extract of a letter from 
Philadelphia. 

1778 f, Apr.? Letter from a gentleman 
in America to his friend in 
France. 

1779, Sept. 18. Abstract of letter to John 

Ros.'j. 

1780, Oct. 12. To Franklin. 

1781, Sept. 9. " Extrait du Journal de 

Paris." 
1782 .^ . To Franklin. 

1783, Aug. 26. Same. 

1784, Jan. 30. Same. 

[ ? ] To Congress. 

[ ? ] To Franklin. 

[ ? ] Memorandum. "Unein- 

fusion a jmrn de I'uva nrsi." 

[ ? ] Recette contre les coli- 

ques nephretique. 

[ ? ] Recipe for cure of the 

stone. 

[ ? ] Remede contre le calcul 

a la gravel le. 

[ ? ] Memo, of Chas. Thom- 

son's endorsement to Frank- 
lin's letter of Nov. 29, 1788. I 



Anonymous— Continued 

[ '.' ] Title of statistical work. 

[ ? ] To Franklin. 

[ ? ] Memo, of patent granted 

Count Hatthyanyi. 

[ ? ] "Rcdcxions Politiques." 

[ ? ] Petition against granting 

otHces in the colonies. 

[ ? ] Extract of letter from 

Pennsylvania describing 
Muskingum massacre. 

1815, Dec. 2S. Memorandum respect- 
ing Mr. Robinson. ? 

1817, Sept. 25. To William Tenq)le 
Franklin. 
Anti-Federalists Compared with an- 
cient Jews. 

1788 ?, . Franklin to the VAhor of 

the Federal Gazette. 
Apsley, Henry Bathurst, Lord. Lonl 
Ilajh Chancellor, Great Brit- 
ain. 

1778, Feb. 24. .\dam, John, to Mons. 
Derimple. 
d'Aranda, Pedro Pablo, Abarca y Bolea, 
Conde. Spanish Miiiister to 
France. 

1777, Apr. 7. Franklin to, 
1777 f To Ferdinand Grand. 

1780, June 18. Franklin to John Jay. 
1781 

Jan. 27. Same. 

27. Franklin to William Car- 
niichael. 
Apr. 12. Franklin to Jolm Jay. 
Aug. 20. Same. 

1783, Apr. 14. Carmichael, William, 

to Franklin. 

1784, Sept. 20. To Franklin. 

[ ? ] Memorandum of questions 

asked Ferdinand CJrand. 
Abarca y Bolea. See D'Aranda, Pedro 

Pablo, Abarca y Bolea, 

Conde. 
Arbothnot, Marriot. .Idmiral, Brili.'<h 

Xari/. 

1781, May 19. Franklin to John Adams. 
Archer, James. Cliaplain, Bavarian 

Chapel, Warwick, London. 
I8J8, Jan. 18. Certificaterespectingmar- 
riage of Fou.'ftier. 
Archer, John 

1778, June 17. Franklin to ?. 



228 



INDEX 



Armitt, John. Quaker. 

175,5, May 5. Friends in Philadelphia 
to Friends in London. 
Arnaud, Francois Abbe. French author. 
1787, Oct. 19. Franklin to Abb^s Cha- 
Int and Arnaud. 
d'Arendt, , Baron. Ex-Col., Ger- 
man regt., Continental Army. 
1782, Mar. 22. Morris, Robert, to Frank- 
lin. 
Arnold, Benedict. Br'uj. Gen., Bntish 
Army. 

1780, Oct. 12. Anonymous letter to 

Franklin. 

1781, Oct. 2. Franklin to John Ingen- 

housz. 
Arthaud, , of Cape Francois, Hayti. 

1786, July 9. Franklin to. 

1787, Dec. 11. Same. 
Articles of belief and religion 

1728, Nov. 20. Franklin. Articles, etc. 
Articles of Confederation and perpet- 
ual Union. 

1775, July 21. Franklin. Articles of 

Confederation. 

1776, Aug. ?. Pennsylvania, Conven- 

tion, Protest. 
Ashley, Edward. English seaman. 

1782, Apr. 18. Prisoners, Exchange of. 
Assemblies, Colonial 

1775, Feb. 5. Bollan, William, Benja- 

min Franklin and Arthur 
Lee to the Speakers of the 
various colonial assemblies. 

d'Aubenton, . 

1781, Mar. 8. Franklin to. 

Auer, . Clergyman, Wurtemburg. 

1781, July 17. Franklin to Baron de 
Thun. 
July 18. Franklin to. 
Aurora Borealis, Notes on. 
2775 /—Franklin. Notes. 
Austin, Jonathan L. Massachusetts agent 
for soliciting a loan in Europe. 
1780, Apr. 2.'}. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 
Franklin. 
Autobiography. 

1790.' Franklin. Notes for continua- 
tion of his autobiography. 
Azambuja, Count de. President Royal 
Council of Portugal. 

1776, Nov. 25. Dunlap's Maryland Ga- 

zette. 



d'Azyr, Felix Vicq. Physician to the 
Queen of France. 
1781, July 20. Franklin to. 
Bache, Richard. Postmaster General, 
United States. 



1777, Apr 


14. Franklin to. 


1778, Mar. 


31. Same. 


1781 






Feb. 


24. 


Franklin, William Temple 
to. 


25. 


Same. 


May 


14. 


Franklin to Richard and 
wife. 


July 


18. 


Franklin to Rev. Mr. Auer. 


Sept 


13 


Franklin, William Temple 
to. 


13 


Franklin to. 


Nov. 


5. 


Franklin to Richard and wife. 


Dec. 


10. 


Franklin to. 


1785, May 


10. Same. 


1789 






Apr. 


27. 


Franklin to de Moustier. 


27. 


Franklin to Thomas. 


Bache, Sarah. Wife of Richard. 


1779, May 


5. Franklin to Benjamin 






Vaughan. 


1781 






Feb. 


19. 


Franklin, William Temple, 
to. 


Sept 


14 


Same. 


1784, Jan. 


26. Franklin to. 


1793 






Mar. 


23. 


To William Temple Frank- 
lin 


[ ? 


] 


liii. 
Same. 


July 


11. 


Franklin, William Temple, 
to. 


Bache, Will 


iam. Son of Richard. 


1781, Sept 


. 13. Franklin to Richard 






Bache. 


Bager, - 




— . Grand Bailiff of Bergen, 



Denmark. 
1779, Oct. 2. Denmark, King Christian 
VII, Order releasing the 
Betsey and Union. 
Balloons 

[ ? ] Franklin to ? 

Baltimore, Frederic Calvert, Lord. Pro- 
prietary of Maryland. 

1760, . Pratt, Sir Charles to. 

Bancroft, Edward. Confidential agent of 
Benjamin Franklin. 
1778, Aug. 31. Jones, John Paul, to 
Franklin. 



INDEX 



229 



Bancroft — Continued 

m9f, . Lafayette to Franklin 

1780, Mar. 28. Jones to Franklin. 
1781 

Aug. 12. Franklin to Francis Coffyn. 
Oct. 2. Franklin to John Ingenhousz. 
178',, Apr. 29. Same. 
1786 

Jan. 29. Franklin to Andre Liniozin. 
Nov. 26. Franklin to. 
Bank of the TTnited States. Establish- 
ment. 

1781, July 14. Morris, Robert, toFrank- 

Hn. 

1782, Jan. 7. Same. 

Banks, Sir Joseph. Prest., Royal So- 
cietij, London. 

1782, Sept. 9. Franklin to. 

1783, July 27, Same. 
17SG, Aug. 1. Same. 

Barbary states, Conmierce with. 
1778 
Sept. 21. Sartine to Vergennes. 
27. Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 
& Lee. 
Oct. 30. Same. 
Barbd de Marbois. [Francois de Barb^, 
Marquis de Marbois.] 
French Charge (V Affaires, 
United Slates. 
1781, May 14. Frank hn to Richard 
Bache and wife. 

1785, Sept. 24. Franklin to. 

1786, Aug. 10. To Franklin. 

1787, Dec. 11. Franklin to. 
Barclay, David jr. London merchant; 

Member of Parliament. 
1760, Sept. 25. Hamilton, James. 
Amendments proposed to 
act appointing agents to re- 
ceive money granted by Par- 
liament. 
1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others, 

to Barclav and others. 
1774 
Dec. 18. To Franklin. 

22. To Franklin. 
Dec? Same. 
1775 
Jan. 2. Same. 
10. Same. 
12. Same. 
Mar. 16. Same. 

Mar. — . Fothergill, John, to Frank- 
lin. 



Barclay, John. London merchant; Com- 
missioner for settling accounts 
of U. S. Agents In Europe. 
1760 
Sept. 25. Hamilton, James. Amend- 
ment.s proposed to act ap- 
pointing agent." to receive 
money granted by Parlia- 
ment. 
1785 
June 19. Franklin to. 

20. Franklin. Account with the 
r. S. 
Aug. 24. Account of bills drawn on 
the U. S. Commis.«ioners at 
Paris. 
[ ? ] Memorandum respecting 
Franklin's claim to salary. 
Barclay, Robert. 
1795 

Feb. 7. To William Temple Franklin. 

10. Franklin, William Temple, to. 

Barclay, Thomas. U. S. cotisul tn Prance. 

1781 

Nov. 22. Franklin to Isaac Gouver- 

neur and Samuel Curson. 

23. Franklin to John Adams. 
26. Same. 

Dec. 6. Same. 
6. Franklin to. 
1782, June 25. Franklin to Robert 

Morris. 
1783 

Aug. 27. Laurens, Henry, to Frank- 
lin. 
Oct. 16. Ca.stries to Vergennes. 

24. Vergennes to Franklin. 

29. Continental Congress. Instruc- 
tions to U. S. ministers. 
Nov. 13. Chardon to Vergennes. 
Dec. 3. Vergennes to Franklin. 

16. To Franklin. 
Dec. — . Franklin. Notes on letterof. 
1784 
Jan. 9 Duma.'^, Charle.« William 
Frederick, to Franklin. 
12. Franklin to Vergennes. 
i7<S5, June 19. Franklin to. 
1787, Nov. 10. Same. 
Barletti, Carlo. ? Italian plnloKopher. 
1781, Oct. 2. Franklin to John Ingen- 
housz. 
Barras, Louis, Comte de. Commodore? 
French Navy. 
1781, Oct. 5. Franklin to John Adams. 



230 



INDEX 



Barry, John. Capt., U. S. Navy. 

1781, Mar. 19. Franklin to. 

1782, May 23. Morris, Robert, to 

Franklin. 
Barry, (Mrs. ) 

1782, May 13. Pownall, Thomas, to 

Franklin. 
1787, Oct. 14. Franklin to. 
Bartillat, Marquis de 

1777, June 6. Franklin to de Lauron. 
Bartram, William. American botanist. 

1785, Apr. 29. Franklin to John Ingen- 
housz. 
Baskerville, John. London, Printer. 
1758, Sept. 16. Franklin to James Logan. 

1760, . Franklin to. 

Basmarin, Raimbeaux & Co. French 
merchants. 

1778, June 3. Sartine to Franklin, 

Adams & Lee. 
Batavian Society, of Rotterdam. 

1774, Aug. 21. Franklin to. 
Bathurst, Henry, Lord Apsley. See: 
Apsley. 

Batilliet, 

[ ? ] Franklin to. 
Batthyanyi, Ignatius, Count. Austrian 
canonist. 
[ ? ] Anonymous. .lemoran- 
dum of patents granted Count 
Batthyanyi. 

Bauck, de. Formerly aide to Maj. 

Gen. Horatio Gates. 

1783, Sept. 23. Zinner, Jean, to Frank- 

lin. 
Bayard, John. Speaker, Pennsylvania 
Assembly. 
1785, Sept. 15. Pennsylvania, Assem- 
bly. Address to Benjamin 
Franklin. 
178n,0vt.^. Franklin. Order to David 
Ritten house. 
Baynton, WTiartGn & Morgan. Phil- 
adelphia merchants. 
1766, Aug. 28. To Franklin. 
Bazantin, Chevalier de. Officer, Conti- 
nental Army. 
1778.'' — Franklin to Comtesse de la 
Methe. 

Beale, B 

1817, July 30. To William Temple 
Franklin. 
Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron 
de. U. S. Secret Agent in 
France. 



Beaumarchais — Continued 

1779, Mar. 17. Franklin to Vergennes. 
1780 
Aug. 10. Franklin to Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 
Sept. 20. Grand, Ferdinand. Esti- 
mate of funds required. 
1781, June 12. Franklin to Jean Du- 

rival. 
1782 
May 23. Morris, Robert, to Franklin. 
29. Same. 

1783, Jan. 11. Same. 

1784, Nov. 25. Jefferson, Thomas, to 

Franklin. 
1786, Dec. 31. Franklin to Ferdinand 

Grand. 
1787 

Feb. 8. Thomson, Charles, to Frank- 
lin. 

[ ? ] Franklin to .? 

Beaumont, Eli D. 

1785 f Franklin. List of persons rec- 
ommended for membership 
in the American Philosoph- 
ical Society. 

de Beaussancours ?, . Major, 

FrencJi Cavalry. 
1777f—lueRoy, Julien David, to Frank- 
lin. 
Beccaria, Giovanni Battista. Prof, of 
Physics, Turin University. 

1779, Nov. 19. Franklin to. 
1781, Feb. 19. Same. 

Bedford, Francis Russell, Duke of 
1778, Feb. 24. Adam, John, to Mons. 
Derimple. 
Bedford, Gunning jr. 

1789, Oct. 26. Franklin to. 
Beer, Thomas. English rope-maker. 
1781, Aug. 22. Franklin to Francis 
Coffyn. 
Begue de Presle, Achille Guillaume. 
French PJiysician. 
1781, Oct. 2. Franklin to John Ingen- 
housz. 

1785, Apr. 29. Same. 

Bell, Thomas. Cajyt., French merchant 
ship '^Luzerne." 

1780, June 26. Wharton, Samuel, and 

others to Franklin. 

Belle-Combe, . Commandant of 

San Domingo. 
1783, Sept. 7. Castries to Franklin. 



INDEX 



231 



de Belle He, 



French engineer. 



1777 f LeRoy, Julieii David, to Frank- 
lin. 
Benezet, Anthony. Philanthropist. 
1772, Aug. 22. Franklin to. 
1781, Oct. 24. Franklin to Debrissae. 
Benezet, Daniel. Philndelphia merrhatit. 
1769, June 15. Swift, Joseph, and 
others to David Barclay jr 
and others. 
Benezet, John. Philadelphia inerchant.f 
1781, Mar. 8. Franklin to D'Aubenton. 
Beniousky, Count. Hungarian noble- 
man. 

1781, Dec. 10. Franklin to Robert Mor- 

ris. 

1782, Jan. 1-3. Franklin. Diary. 
Beniousky, . Comtesse de 

1786 
Mar. 23. Franklin to. 
Apr. 4. Same. 
May 11. Same. 

Sept. 2. Franklin to John Ingen- 
housz. 
Benson, Thomas. Cnpt., American pri- 
vateer, "Henry.'' 

1783, Nov. 24. de Blome to Franklin. 
Bentinck, Count. 

1774, Aug. 21. Franklin to Prof. Alle- 

mand. 
Bentinck, William Henry Cavendish, 

Duke of Portland. See: 

Portland. 
Berckel, Peter John Van. Dutch Envoy 

Extraordinary to the United 

StateK. 



1783 
Oct. 31. 
Nov. 1. 



Boudinot, Elias. Speech to. 

Boudinot, Elias, to Franklin, 

Adams and Jay. 
Berdt, Dennis de. London merchant. 
1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 

to David Barclay ji and 

others. 
Bernard, Sir Francis 

1774' Franklin to the Printer of the 

Public Advertiser. 
Bernstorff, Andres Peder, Comte. banish 

Minister of Foreign A (fairs. 



1779 
Oct 



2. 



Denmark, King Christian 
VII. Order releasing the 
Betsey and Union. 
Dec. 22. Franklin to. 



Bernstorff — Continued 

1780 

Mar. 8. To Franklin. 

BersoUe, S . Bre-st merchant. 

1778 
Apr. 22. Franklin, Adams and Lee to. 
22. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 
James Moylan. 
May 27. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Lee. 
June 6. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
1781, May 20. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to. 
— , Madame 



Bertine, 

[ ? ]• 
Bertir, — 

[ ? ]• 



Franklin to. 



Haton, 



to. 



Bertrand, 

1781, Jan. 11. Franklin to. 
"Betsey." British merchant .'thip. 
1779, Oct. 2. Denmark, King Christian 
VII. Order releasing the 
Betsey and Union. 
Bezont, Etienne? 

[ ? ], . To FrankHn. 

Bibbins, William. Master, English car- 
tel sh ip, ' ' Mollie. ' ' 
i7<SV, Apr. 18. Pri.*oners. Exchange of. 
Biddle, Charles. Vice Brest., Penn.'<ylva- 
nia. 
1786, Jan. 7. Franklin to John Jay. 
1789, Apr. 28. Franklin to. 
Biddle, Edward. Pen7uvjlvania Delegate, 
Continental Congress. 
1774, Oct. 26. Continental Congress. 
Petition to King. 

Bidermann, . Coioicillor, Court oj 

Sa.rony. 
1783. Schunfeld, 
Bienvenu, . 



de, to Franklin. 

Capt., French Navyf 
1777, June 23. Franklin to Druet. 
Bills, payment of, protesting, etc. 
1781 
June 8. Franklin to (leorge Clifford 
it Teysser. 
21. Franklin to "J. Rocquette a 
Elsivierct Fre res Roquet ten." 
Aug. 31. Franklin to John Adams. 
Sept. 4. Franklin to Jean de Neuf- 

ville it Son. 
Dec. 2. Franklin to Watson & Cos- 
soul. 
See also: Drafts. 



232 



INDEX 



Bingliam, William. U. S. Commercial 
Agent at Martinique. 

1779, Apr. 29. Franklin to Sartine. 
1781, Dec. 4. Morris, Robert, to Frank- 
lin. 

Biron, Gontier de. French Army officer. 
1777, Sept. 3. Franklin to George Wash- 
ington. 
Blake, Peter. London merchant. 

1781, Aug. 22. Franklin to. 
Blake, William. Englisman? 

1787, Jan. 9. Franklin to. 
Blodgett, Nathan. Purser, U. S. S. 
^'Alliance." 
1783, Oct. 16. Castries to Vergennes. 
Blome, Baron de. Danish minister to 
France. 

1782, Apr. 23. To Vergennes. 

1783, Nov. 24. To Franklin. 
Bodoni, Giambattista. Supt. , Royal Press, 

Parma, Italy. 
1787, Oct. 14. Franklin to. 
BoUan, William. Massachusetts agent in 
Great Britain. 
1773, June 30. Gushing, Thomas, to 

Franklin. 
1774 
Jan. 11-29. Franklin. Examination 
before Committee of Privy 
Council. 
1775, Feb. 5. Bollan, Franklin and Lee 
to speakers of the various 
colonial assemblies. 
Bond, Thomas. Physiciaii. 

1744, Apr. 5. Franklin to Cadwallader 
Golden. 
Bondfield, John. Merchant and U. S. com- 
mercial agent at Bordeaux. 

1780, Mar. 3. Jones, John Paul, to 

Franklin. 
1781 

Feb. 22. Franklin, William Temple, 

to Jonathan Williams, jr. 
July 30. Franklin to. 
Oct. 18. Same. 
25. Same. 

1787, Nov. 10. Franklin to Jolm Jay. 

1788, June 7. Franklin to. 

1789, Sept. 5. Same. 

"Bon Homme Richard." V. S. ship 

of war. 
Encounter with Scrapis: 
1780, Feb. 12. Jones, John Paul, to 

Franklin. 



"Bon Homme Richard" — Continued 
Expense of expedition: 
1783, Oct. 29. Continental Congress. 
Instructions to ministers of 
the United States. 
Bony, Jean de, Chevalier. Lt., French 
Army. 
1777 ?. Le Roy, Julien David, to 
Franklin. 
Book of Common Prayer. Alterations. 
1786, May 30. Franklin to Granville 
Sharp. 
Bordeaux merchants 

1777, Sept. 1. Franklin to. 
Bordel, Maignol de 

1785, Jan. 15. To de Tronguoy. 
Borden, Joseph 

1786, Sept. 11. Franklin to. 
"Boston." U. S. S. frigate, Capt. Sam- 
uel Tucker. 

1778. Cassel, Jean Henry, and Fran- 

cois Antoine Setell. Mem- 
oire to Vergennes. 
Boston. Massacre: 

1770, Mar. 23. Boston Committee to 

Earl of Rochford. 
1774 
May 21. Philadelphia Committee of 
Correspondence to Boston 
Committee. 
Port Bill: 
June 10. Anonymous. Extract of 
letter from Philadelphia. 
British troops in: 

1775, Feb. 5. Bollan, Franklin and Lee 
to speakers of the various 
colonial assemblies. 
Boston Independent Chronicle. Sup- 
plement. 
1781. Franklin. Supplement to the 
Boston Independent Chron- 
icle. 
Boston, Henry. North Carolina sea cap- 
tain. 
1778 

May 20. Petition to Le Seurse. 
June 8. Sartine to Franklin. 
Boudinot, Elias. President, Continental 
Congress; Neiv Jersey Delegate 
to Congress. 
1783 
June 16. To Franklin, Adams and 
Jay. 
18. To Franklin. 



INDEX 



233 



Boudinot — Con t i nuetl 
178S 
July 13. To Franklin, Adams and 

Jay. 
Aug. 15. To Franklin. 
Sept. 9. Same. 

10. Adams, Franklin ami Jay to. 
Oct. 31. Speech to Peter John Van 

Berckel. 
Nov. 1. Franklin to. 
1. To Franklin. 
1. To Van Berckel. 
1784, Feb. 3. Laurenfs, Henry, to 
Franklin. 
Boudoire, Vicomte de 

nsi, Apr. 19. Franklin to. 
Bouffe & Co. Bankrupts, Paris. 
1781 
July 17. Franklin to William Hod>r- 

son. 
Aug. 8. Same. 

de Boug'ars, . Intendant, Sn)i 

Domingo. 
1783, Sept. 7. Castries to Franklin. 
Boiindaxy, U. S. and Spain. 

1783, Apr. 4. Laurens, Henry, to 
Franklin. 
Bouquet, Henry. Lt. Col., 60th rer/t., 
British Ariiu/. 
1756, Dec. 15. To William Denny. 
1763 f 

[ ? ]. Franklin to. 
[ ? ]. Franklin. Memo, of hos- 
pital, bedding and barrack 
supplies. 
Bourdieu, James. London merchant. 
1782 f. Anonymous to Franklin. 
1784 

Mar. 28. Laurens, Henry, to Frank- 
lin. 
29. Same. 
Apr. 7. Same. 
Bowdoin, James. Member, Boston Com- 
mittee of Correspondence; Gov- 
ernor of Massach it.<tetts. 
1770, Mar. 23. Boston Committee to 

Earl of Rochford. 
1772, Dec. 2. Franklin to Thomas 

Cushing. 
1786 
Jan. 1. Franklin to. 
Sept. 27. Same. 
1787 
Mar. 6. Same. 



Bowdoin — Continued 

1787 
Apr. 17. Franklin to St. Jolin Cre- 
vecd'ur. 
1788, May 31. Franklin to. 
[ ? ]. Williams, Jonathan, jr., to 
Franklin. 
Bowens, , of Ij^tndon. 

1781, Jan. 12. Franklin to. 

178e, May 13. P(.\\nali, Thonms, to 
Franklin. 
Bowler, Metcalf. .Speaker, Rhode Island 
House of Representatives. 
1773 
Aug. 18. See: Cushing, Thomas, to 

Franklin, 1773, Aug. 26. 
.\ug. 20. To Thomas Cushing. 
Bowles, . English attorney. 

1782, June 26. Hartley, David, to 

Franklin. 
Boyd, Frances Walter. Wife of Williaui, 
jr.). 
1808 
Oct. 28. Ramsden, Thomas, to. 

29?. To Thomas Ramsden. 
Nov. 12. Ramsden to. 
1809 
Feb. 28. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Mar. 1. Same. 
July 5. Same. 
Oct. 18. Same. 
1809 * Same. 
1810 
Feb. 26. Same. 
Aug.? 16. Same. 

Oct. 29. Receipt to William Temple 
Franklin. 
181S 
Dec. 8. Franklin, William Temple, to. 
8. Franklin, William Temple. 
Draft. 
1814, Jan. 12. To William Temple 

Franklin. 
1816 
Feb. 23. Same. 

Dec. 21. Maraise?, Frederic S. de, to. 
[ ? ]. Franklin, William Temple. 
Memorandum of sums 
loaned. 
Boyd, William, jr. 
1812 
Aug. 25. Hottingiie, , to Wil- 
liam Temple Franklin. 



234 



INDEX 



Boyd — Continued 
1812 
Sept. 2. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Bradford, John. Continental agent in 
Massachusetts. 
17S1, Feb .22. Franklin to John Adams. 

de Brantzen, . Dutch Ambassador 

Extraordinary to France. 
1776? Franklin, Deane and Lee to. 
Brassine, Sieur de. Formerly with French 
Army in America. 
1783 
May 27. Morris?, Robert, to Franklin. 
July 27. Franklin to Morris. 
1786, Dec. 10. Franklin to Louis Guil- 
laume Otto. 
Breed, Jesse. American prisoner. 

1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to William 

Hodgson. 
Bridgen, Edward, of North Carolina. 
1779, Oct. 2. Franklin to. 

1782, May 13. Pownall, Thomas, to 

Franklin. 
1785, July 4. Franklin to. 
1786 

]\Iay 11 . Franklin to Richard Caswell . 
30. Franklin to. 
Brillon de Jouy, . Receiver- 
General of Trusts of Parlia- 
ment. 
1782, Aug. 29. Prieu ? to. 

Brillon, , Madame de, of Passy. 

1782?. Franklin to. 

1788, Apr. 19. Same. 

British Army in Philadelphia. Quar- 
ters, etc. 
1763? 

[ ? ]. Franklin to Henry Bouquet. 
[ ? ]. Franklin. Memorandum of 
hospital, bedding and bar- 
rack supplies. 
British cruelties. List of 

[ ? ]. Fi-anklin and Lafayette. 
Brochiel, . French consid at Lis- 
bon. 
1781, Aug. 24. Franklin to. 
Bromfield, Henry, jr. Bordeaux mer- 
chant? 
1781, Feb. 25. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to. 
Broome, Isaac. 

1789, Oct. 26. Franklin to. 



Broughton, Nicholas. Capt., American 
merchantman. 
1781, Jan. 20. Franklin to Gourlade & 
Moylan. 

Brown, Moses. Capt., American pri- 
vateer. 



1781 
Aug. 
6. 



6. Franklin to. 

Franklin to Jean de Neufville & 
Son. 

Brown, . Physician, formerly of 

Continental? Army. 
1780, Oct. 20. Jones, John Paul, to 
Franklin. 
Bruce, James. Capt. , Tea ship ''Eleanor." 

1773, Dec. 10. Gushing, Thomas, to 

Franklin. 
Brun, Andre. Capt., Danish merchant 
ship '^ The Providence." 
1783, Nov. 24. de Blome to Franklin. 
Brussels, Royal Academy of 

[ ? ]. Franklin to. 
Buchan, David Stuart Erskine, Earl of 

1783, Mar. 17. Franklin to. 
Buffon, Georges Lewis Leclerc, Comte de. 
Frencli naturalist and philoso- 
pher. 
1787, Nov. 19. Franklin to. 
Bulkley, John. Lt., U. -S'. Navy. 

1780, June 7. Degge, James Arthur, 
John Bulkley and James 
Lynd to Franklin. 
Burgoyne, John. Lt. Gen., British 
Army in America. 
1781 
July 5. Huntington, Samuel, to 

Franklin. 
Oct. 5. Franklin to John Adams. 
Nov. 7. Same. 

22. Franklin to Benjamin Vaughan. 

Dec. — . Franklin to Edmund Burke. 

Burke, p]dmund. New York agent in 

Great Britain; Member of 

Parliament. 

1774, Oct. 26. Continental Congress. 

Petition to King. 
1781 
Oct. 5. Franklin to John Adams. 

15. Franklin to. 
Nov. 22. Franklin to Benjamin 

Vaughan. 
Dec. 15. Franklin to. 
Dec. — . Same. 



INDEX 



235 



Burnell, 



('apt., Maryland pilot 



hoal. 



1777 

June 2o. Fnmklin to Longprey, 
Coiu'V it f^on. 
2:1 Franklin t(i Archibald Doug- 
lass. 

23. Franklin to Driiet. 

July 12. Franklin to. 
1778, Apr. 2S. Franklin to Le Roy. 
Burran, Messrs. Frnich tnerrlninis. 
17S0. Mar. 2t). Franklin to John Han- 
cock. 
Butler, Lord. Sheriff of Luzerne CounUi , 
Pennsjilvatna. 

1787, Apr. 4. Franklin to. 
Buyck, . Ghent merchant. 

1781, Felx 14. Franklin to. 
Byles, ^Mather. Boston rlergi/man. 

1788, June 1. Franklin to. 

Byron, John. Bear AdniL, conimandiiKj 
Briti.'<h West Indies fleet. 
1778 f 
Apr. ?. Anonymous. Letter from a 
gentleman in America to his 
friend in France. 
June 11. Franklin, Lee and Adams 
to any captain bound to 
America. 

Cabanis, . 

178.5 f. Franklin. List of persons rec- 
ommended for membership 
in the American Philosoph- 
ical Society. 
Cabarras & Co. Spanish banl-cr.'t. 

1783, Apr. 14. Cannichael, William, to 
Franklin. 
Cadell, F. . London publisher. 

1793, July 29. To William Temple 

Franklin. 
Cadet de Vaux. Member, French Acad- 
emy. 

1785, Apr. 28. Franklin to. 

1786, Aug. 15. Franklin to Julien David 

Le Roy. 
Cadignan, Charles de. Agent for the 
^'Asylum " Company of Phila- 
delphia. 

1794, June 7. Morris, Robert. Power 

of attorney to. 
Cadwallader, Lambert. Lt. Col., Sd 
I'enna. Battalion, Continental 
Army. 
1776, Nov. 25. Dunlap's Maryland Ga- 
zette. 



Calvo, Sebastiai. de. Capt., Spanish Dra- 

<joon». 
1777 f. D'.Vranda to Ferdinand 

(irand. 
Cambray, Chevalier de. French military 

engineer. 

1777, Sept. 10. Franklin to George 

Washington. 
Camden, Charles Pratt, Baron. 

1778, Feb. 24. Adams, John, to Mons. 

Derimple. 
1783, Nov. 19. Hartley. David, to 
Charles James Fox. 
Campomanes, Pedro Rodriguez, Conde 
de. Brest., Council of Castile. 
1784 
Jan. 15-Feb. 4. Carmichael, William, 

to Franklin. 
Feb. 14. Same. 
/7<sv;, Dec. 4. Franklin to. 
Canada. Commission to: 

1776, May 10. Franklin, Chase and Car- 
roll to Philip John Schuyler. 
Notes for conversation: 
/7<9;?, Apr. 18. Franklin. Cession of, to 
Cnited States. 
Canada pamphlet. Authorship of: 

1780, Jan. 27. Maseres, Francis, to Kili- 

torof Dr. Franklin's papers. 
Cannon. Weight of: 

1781, Feb. 22. Franklin, William Tem- 

ple, to Jonathan Williams, jr. 
Captures on high seas. 

1783, Oct. 29. Continental Congre.>^s. 
Instructions to V. S. Minis- 
ters. 
Carberry, Henry. Capt., 4th Continental 
Dragoons. 
1783, July 13. Boudinot, Elias, to 
Franklin. Adams and Jay. 
Carleton, Sir (iuy. Maj. (ien., British 
Army; IJ. Gen. and Com- 
mander in Chief in America. 
1776, Jan. 25?. Franklin. Committee 

report. 
1782 

Sept. 12. To CJeorge Washington. 
Oct. 17. Continental Congre.ss. Or- 
der. 
Nov. 8. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Carmarthen, Francis Ciodolphin, Mar- 
(juis of. British Secy, of State 
for Foreign Affairs. 
1784, Mar. 28. Laurens, Henry, to 
Franklin. 



236 



INDEX 



Carmichael, William. Secy., U.S. Minis- 
terto Spain; Charged' Affaires, 
Spain. 

1778, Apr. 23. Franklin to Le Roy. 

1779, Oct. 16. Huntington, Samuel, to 

Franklin. 
1781 
Jan. 27. Franklin to. 

27. Franklin to John Jay. 
Apr. 12. Same. 
12. Franklin to. 

12. Franklin, AVilliam Temple, to. 

13. Same. 
July 27. Same. 
Aug. 24. Franklin to. 
Oct. 14. Same. 

16. McKean, Thomas, to Franklin. 
16. Continental Congress to Frank- 
lin. 
1783 

Feb. 6. To Franklin. 
Mar. 15. Same. 
Apr. 14. Same. 

24. Same. 
Oct 29. Instructions to U. S. Minis- 
ters. 

1784 
Jan. 15-Feb. 4. To Franklin. 
Feb. 14. Same. 
Mar. 28. Laurens, Henry,to Franklin. 

1785, June 20. Franklin to Jean An- 

toine Houdon. 

1786, Dec. 4. Franklin to. 

Carroll, Charles, "of Carrollton." U. S. 
Commissioner to Canada. 
1776, May 10. Franklin, Chase and Car- 
roll to Philip John Schuyler. 

Carter, . 

1784, Feb. 9. d'Aboville, , to. 

Carrion, Joseph. Lt. Col., Regiment de 
Pirera, Spanish Army. 
1777 f. La Balne, Magon de, to Fer- 
dinand Grand. 
Cary, Mathew. Publisher, Columbian 
Magazine, Philadelphia; Phil- 
adelphia Evening Herald. 
[ ? ]. Franklin to. 

1786, Aug. 10. Franklin to. 
Caslon, William. English type founder. 

1787, Apr. 5. Franklin, William Tem- 

ple, to. 
1788 
Mar. 31. Franklin to. 



C aslon — Contin ued 
1788 

Aug. 18. Franklin to Benjamin 

Vaughan. 
Oct. 4. Franklin to. 

22. Franklin to John Wright. 
Cassel, Jean Henry, of the French Royal 
Artillery. 
1778. Cassel, Jean Henry, and Francois 
Antoine Setell. Memorial 
to Vergennes. 

Castiglione, , Count 

1787, Oct. 14. Franklin to. 
Castries, Charles Eugene Gabriel de la 
Croix, Marquis de. French 
Minister of Marine. 
1781 
Jan. 28. Franklin to. 
Feb. 19. Franklin to Jonathan Wil- 
liams, jr. 
Mar. 8. Franklin to Gourlade&Moy- 

lan. 
Aug. 22. Franklin to. 
Nov. 10. To Franklin. 
Dec. 29. Franklin to. 
1783 
Sept. 7. Franklin to. 
Oct. 16. To Vergennes. 
24. Vergennes to Franklin. 
1784 
Jan. 12. Same. 

June 20. Scheme for repartition of 
prize money. 
20. To Franklin. 
1785? Williams, Jonathan, jr., to. 
1786, Sept. 27. Franklin to Dejean. 
Castrioto, Felix Antonio. Portuguese 
merchant? 
1777 

April 26. Franklin, Deane and Lee 

to Ponte de Lima. 
July 9. To Franklin. 

16. Franklin to Deane and Lee. 
1778, Mar. 10. To Franklin. 
Caswell, Richard. Govt. NorthCarolina. 
1786, May 11. Franklin to. 
1789?. Same. 
Catherine II, Empress of Russia. 
1781 
Jan. 1. Huntington, Samuel, to 

Franklin. 
Aug. 16. Franklin to John Adams. 
20. Franklin to John Jay. 



INDEX 



237 



Catherine II — Continued 

[ ? ]. Franklin to William Mel- 
moth. 
Catholics in America. 
J7S.-S, Sept. 27. Cice, Jerome Marie Cha- 
pion de, to Franklin. 
Cavendish, Henry, and others. 

J77^, August 21. Report to the Royal 
Society on lightning conduct- 
ors. 
Cawdell & Thomas. Merchants. 

17S1, Aug. 6. Franklin to F. R. Granger. 

de Cenis, . 

1777 
Apr. 2. Franklin to George Wash- 
ington. 
Apr. — . Franklin to. 
Aug. 17. Washington to Franklin. 
Ceronio, Stephen. Ag ent of Robert Morrisf 
1777, Sept. 1. Franklin to Bordeaux 
merchants. 

Chace, . Capt., British ? Army. 

1776, Jan. 25?. Franklin. Committee 
report. 

Chalut, , Abb6 

17S7, Oct. 19. Franklin to. See Franklin 
to Abbes Chalut and Arnaud. 
Chambers, Benjamin, of Chambers- 
burgh, Penna. 
1788, Sept. 20. Franklin to. 
Champion, Richard. English ceramist. 
1784, May 6. Laurens, Henry, to 
Franklin. 

Char don, . F)-ench Procureur 

General du conseil des prises, 
Bordeaux. 
1783 
Nov. 13. To Vergennes. 
Dec. 3. Vergennes to Franklin. 
17^4, Jan. 12. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Charles III, King of Spain. 

1781, Jan. 27. Franklin to John Jay. 
Charles, Robert 
1760, Sept. 25. Hamilton, James. 
Amendments proposed to 
act appointing agents to 
receive money granted by 
Parliament. Also: Hamil- 
ton, James. Reply to an- 
swer of Penna Assembly 
respecting proposed amend- 
ments to act appointing 
agents, etc., 1760, Sept. 27. 



Charles, . 

1785f. Franklin. List of persons rec- 
ommendetl for membership 
in the American Philo.«oph- 
ical Society. 
Charleston (South Carolina). Attack 
on: 
1776, Nov. 25. Dunlap's Maryland 
Gazette. 
Chase, Samuel. Maryland Delegate, Conti- 
nental Congress; U. S. Com- 
missioner to Canada. 
1776, May 10. Franklin, Chase and 
Carroll to Philip John 
Schuyler. 
Chastellux, Francois Jean, Chevalier de. 
Maj. Gen., French Army. 
1780, Mar. 19. Franklin to George 

Washington. 
1783 
Jan. 2. Morris, Robert, to Franklin. 
May 27. Same. 
July 27. Franklin to Morris. 
Chaumont, Donatien Le Ray de. Con- 
fidential agent Franco-Ameri- 
can negotiations. 
1778 
Apr 1. Gerard de Rayneval, Con- 
rad Alexandre, to Franklin. 
Oct. 6. Franklin, William Temple, 
to John Paul Jones. 
22. Same. 
1779 

Mar. 17. Franklin to Vergennes. 
July 9. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin. 
Sept. 7. Franklin to Jones. 
Dec. 15. Jones to Franklin. 
1780 
Mar. 3. Same. 
4. To Franklin. 
28. Jones to Franklin. 
Apr. 4. Same. 
June 23. Same 
Aug. 7. Same. 
Sept. 23. Same. 
1781 
Jan. 11. Franklin, William Temple, 

to Ferdinand Grand. 
Feb. 14. Franklin to Buyck. 
22. Franklin, William Temple, to 
Jonathan Williams, jr. 
Mar. 8. Franklin to Jonathan Wil- 
liams, jr. 



238 



INDEX 



Chauniont — Continued 
1781 
June 8. Franklin to George Clifford 
and Teysser. 
10. Franklin to Vergennes. 
July 30. Franklin to John Bond- 
field. 
Oct. 20. Franklin to de Veimerange. 
1784, Jan. 12. Franklin to Vergennes. 

1786, Oct. 7. Franklin to. 

1787, Oct. 22. Same. 
1789, Nov. 14. Same. 

[ ? ]. Franklin to William Mel- 
moth. 
Chaumont, Donatien Le Ray de, fils. 
1787, Oct. 22. Franklin. Certificate. 
1789, Oct. 31. Franklin to. 
Chaumont, Madam de. 

1787, Oct. 7. Franklin to. 
Chauncey, Charles. Clergyman. 

1772, Dec. 2. Franklin to Thomas Cash- 
ing. 

Chautrey, ? , Due de. 

[ ? ]. To Franklin. 
Cherokee Indians 
1775 f. Georgia, Legislature, House of 
Assembly. Address to King. 
1787 
June 30. Franklin to the Cornstalk. 
30. Franklin to an Indian 
Queen. 

Chester, , of Maryland. 

1780 

Oct. 20. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin. 
Nov. 11. Jones to William Temple 
Franklin. 

Chevallie, . 

1784, Nov. 25. Jefferson, Thomas, to 
Franklin. 
Chewton, Geoige, Viscount. Lt. Col., 
87th Foot and aid-de-camp to 
CdrnwalU^. 
1782, June 10. Lafayette. Draft of 
discharge from parole. 
Childs, Francis. Neiv York printer. 
1786 
Feb. 5. Franklin to. 
25. Franklin. Certificate respecting 

types. 
Mar. 26. Franklin to. 
Apr. 22. Same. 
June 4. Same. 



Childs — Continued 
1786 

July 27. Franklin to ?. 

27. Franklin to. 
Sept. 25. Same. 
Oct. 15. Same. 

1787, Jan. 15. Same. 

1788, Nov. 19. Same. 

1789, Apr. 27. Same. 
Chimneys, Smoky: 

1786, Mar. 12. Franklin to Thomas 
Rustun. 
Chorley, John 

1777, June. Fothergill, John, to. 
Chotck, , Count. Austrian noble- 
man. 

1785, Apr. 29. Franklin to John Ingen- 

housz. 
Church, William Singleton. 

1780, Oct. 31. Fitzpatrick, William, to 

Franklin. 
Cice, Jerome Marie Champion de. Arch- 
bishop of Bordeaux. 
1783, Sept. 27. To Franklin. 

1786, Nov. 19. Franklin to. 
Cipher, Key to: 

[ ? ] Anonymous to Benjamim 

Franklin. 
[ ? ] Franklin. Key to cipher. 
[ ? ] Franklin. Cipher instruc- 
tions. 
Claim against Franklin: 

1786f Fink, Jacques. Claim. 
Clark, Richard, & Sons. Boston mer- 
cJiants. 
1773 
Dec. 10. Cushing, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
21. Cushing, Thomas, Samuel Ad- 
ams, John Hancock and Wil- 
liam Phillips to Franklin. 
Clarke, John. 

[ ? ] To ? 

Clibborn, Lewis & Co. Antwerp mer- 
chants. 
1816, Feb. 5. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Clifford & Teysser. Amsterdam mer- 
chants 

1781, June 8. Franklin to. 
Clifford, Thomas. Bristol merchant ? 

1787, Dec. (>. Franklin to Ferdinand 

Grand. 



INDEX 



239 



Clinton, Sir Ilenrj. .)faj. d'en. Britixh 
Army; Lt. Gen. tt Cnmmdr. 
in chief in America. 
See: Dunlap's Maryland Gazett*', 177H, 

Nov. 25. 
1780, Oct. 12. Anonymous. To Frank- 
lin. 
Clock, Chimney: 
17So, Apr. 29. Franklin to John Ingen- 
housz. 
Clothing'. Purchases in Holland: 
/r.s7, June .S. Franklin to Ver^ennes. 

Clouet, . French Commiasary-Gen- 

eral, Dept. of IJ Orient. 
1783, Oct. 16. Castries to Vergennes. 
Clymer, George. Pennsylvania Delegate 
to Constitutional Convention. 
1796, Dec. 31. Franklin to Edmund 
Randolph. 
Cocke, William. Briy. Gen., Tennessee 
iidlitia. 
17S<;, Aug. 12. Franklin to. 
Cofl^, Hezekiah. Capt., brig '^ Bearer," 
tea .sJiip. 

1778, Dec. 10. Cu.shing, Thomas, to 

Franklin. 
Coflfyn, Francis. Dunkirk merchant. 
1781 
Jan. 13. Franklin to. 
Mar. 2.3. Same. 
Aug. 12. Same. 

22. Same. 
Oct. 2. Franklin to John Ingenhousz. 
Coinage, Copper, in United States: 

1779, Oct. 2. Franklin to Edward Brid- 

gen. 

Colas, (Mrs.). Caiisin of Franklin. 

1788, Apr. 12. Franklin to. 
Colburn, Henry. Loudon publisher. 
1810 
Mar. 11. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Nov. 6. Same. 
1816? Same. 
1816f Franklin, William Temple. 

Memorandum. 
1817, Aug. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
1817 f Same. 

1817? Franklin, William Temple, to. 
[ ? ]. To William Temple Franklin. 
Colden, Cadwallader. ^fember of Council, 
Xe^c York; Surveyor-General. 
1743, Nov. 4. Franklin to. 



Colden — Continued 
1744, Apr. 5. Same. 
1747? Same. 
1750, June 28. Same. 
17r>4 
June 9. Alexander, James, to. 

20. To Franklin, with remarks on 

the Alhany plan. 
Colds, cau.'ies, etc., of: 

1777, Aug. 10. Small, William, to 
Franklin. 
Colic, nej)liritic: 

[ ? ]. Anonymous. "Recette." 
Colleges from which Franklin received 
honors: 
[ ? ]. Franklin. List of colleges and 
societies. 
Colleton, James Nas-sau. Englishman. 
178^, Nov. 8. Hartley, David, to 
Franklin. 
Collin, Nicholas, of Philadelphia. 

1790, Oct. 30. To William Temple 

Franklin. 
Collins, Isaac. Capt., Boston merchant 
ship. 
1781 

Aug. 28. Franklin to George Little 

and others. 
Sept. 2. Franklin to St. John. 

21. Franklin to John Hancock. 
Collinson, Michael, of London. 

17<!8f, Franklin to. 
Collinson, Peter. Englii^h natural l.'<l. 

1750, June 28. Franklin to Cadwallader 
Colden. 

1768?, Franklin to Michael Collin- 
son. 
Collyer, . Cnpt., American priva- 
teer '* Vengeance." 

1781, Aug. 8. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to Jonathan Williams, 

Colonies. Remonstrance to Parliament. 

[ ? ]. Franklin to ? 

Colquhoun, Patrick. Lnndon jmlice 
magistrate. 

1791, May 25. Franklin, William Tem- 

ple, to. 
1817, Aug. (i. To William Temiile 
Franklin. 
Commerce 
1767 
July 7. Franklin. Prohibition in 
trade. 



240 



INDEX 



Commerce — Continued 

^767 
Oct. 17. Pennsylvania, Committee of 
Correspondence to Jackson 
and Franklin. 

m5 
Mar. 13. Franklin to Charles Thom- 
son. 
[ ? ] State of American com- 
merce. 
British East India: 
118S 
Nov. 19. Hartley, David, to Charles 
James Fox. 
With Europe: 
1115, July 21. Franklin. Free trade 

resolution. 
1180 
June 15. Oudermeulen, C. Vander, 
to Franklin. 
15. Oudermeulen. Memoir. 
22. Franklin to Oudermeulen. 
July 3. Oudermeulen to Franklin. 
With Great Britain: 
1118, July 6. Franklin. Memoran- 
dum respecting trade with 
England and France. 
1181, Aug. 22. Franklin to Peter Blake. 
1183 

Mar. 6. Laurens, Henry, to Frank- 
lin. 
17. Same. 
Apr. 4. Same. 
1184 
Mar. 28. Same. 
Apr. 18. Same. 

July 27. Hartley, David, to Frank- 
lin. 
With Loyalists in Nova Scotia: 

1184, Feb. 3. Laurens, Henry, to Frank- 

lin. 
With Saxony: 

1185, ]\Iar. 9. de Schonfeld to Frank- 

lin. 
With West Indies: 
1184 

Feb. 3. Laurens, Henry, to Frank- 
lin. 

27. Vaughan, Benjamin, to Henry 

Laurens. 

28. Laurens, Henry, to Franklin. 
Treaty with Germany: 

[ ? ]. Continental Congress. In- 
structions to Franklin. 



C om.mer ce — Com merce 
Treaty with Great Britain: 
1184, May 6. Laurens, Henry, to 

Franklin. 
Treaty with Sweden: 
1182, Apr. 24. Franklin to Count de 

Creutz. 
Dictionary of French and English 

terms : 
1188, Oct. 24. Franklin to Du Pont. 
Commissioners of the United States. 
118S 
Oct. 29. Continental Congress. In- 
structions to. 
Nov. 1. Boudinot, Elias, to. 

Condorcet, , Marquis de. 8ec\j., 

French Academy. 
1185 f Franklin. List of persons rec- 
ommended for membership 
in the Anaerican Philosoph- 
ical Society. 
Constable, William. New York merchant. 
1196, June 15. Low, Nicholas, Richard 
Harison, Joseph O. Hoff- 
man and William Hender- 
son. Bond to. 
Constitution of the United States. 
1188 
Feb. 12. Franklin toCharles Vaughan. 
Oct. 24. Franklin to Thomas Jeffer- 
son. 
1188?, Franklin to the editor of the 
Federal Gazette. 
Constitutional Convention. 

1186, Dec. 31. Franklin to Edmund 

Randolph. 
1181 
June 2. Franklin. Speech on salaries. 
11. Franklin. Speech on propor- 
tion of representatives. 
Franklin. Speech proposing 

prayers in Convention. 
Franklin. Proposals for con- 
sideration on representation 
in the national legislature. 
June. Franklin. Memorandum on 
disadvantages of i)ublic af- 
fairs being managed by one 
person. 
Sept. 17. Franklin. Speech at close 
of deliberations of the Con- 
vention. 



28. 



30. 



Consuls. 

1180 
Sept. 

7. 



4. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Franklin to Vergennes. 



INDEX 



241 



Consuls — (. "ontinued 

ITS.i, July 29. France. Treaty with i 
U. S. fixing status of con- 
suls. 
176'4, Dec. 14. Lee, Ric-hanl Hfmy, to 

Franklin. 
17S(>, Nov. 21. Franklin to John Jay. ! 

Contee, B . Hdfionne merchant f I 

i:s,'>, July IS. To Franklin. , 

Continental Army. Mutiny of the \ 
Pennsylvania line. 
17SS, July 13. Boudinot, Elias, to 
Franklin, Adams and Jay. 
Continental Congress 

177'f. Oct. 2t). Petition to the King. 
1775 
July 21. Franklin. Free trade reso- 
lution. 
Dec. 6. Refutation of charges against 
colonies. 
1776 
Jan. 8. Pellisaieu to. 

25?. Franklin. Committee re- 
port. 
Sept. 2-6. Minute.s of proceedings on 
Lord Howe's proposals. 
13-17. Minutes containing report 
of committee on Lord Howe's 
proposals. 
15. Deane, Silas, to secret commit- 
tee. 
Oct. 16. To Franklin. 
1777 
Jan. 1. Committee of Correspondence 
to Franklin. 
12. Franklin and Deane. Extracts 
of correspondence, 1777, Jan. 
14-Dec. 18. 
12. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Committee of Foreign Af- 
fairs. 
May 9. Marine Committee to Frank- 
lin, Deane and Lee. 
Oct. 6. Lee, Arthur, to. 

7. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Committee of Foreign .\f- 
fai rs. 
7. Franklin and Deane. Extracts 
of correspondence, 1777, Jan. 
14-Dec. 18. 
Dec. 18. Same. 



Continental Congress — Continued 
1778 
Apr. 2. Lee, Arthur, to secret com- 
mittee. 
Oct. 26. To Franklin. 

27. Marine Committee to Franklin. 
1779 

May 26. Franklin to Committee of 
Foreign .\ffairs. 

June 3. Franklin to. 

July ? Marine Committee to Frank- 
lin. 

Sept. 17. Marine Committee. Ex- 
tract of letter to Franklin. 

Oct. 5. Resolve. 

Dec. 16 ?. To Franklin. 
17 SO 

Feb. 17. Franklin. Li.^t of medals 
granted by Congress. 

Mar. 15. Richards, P . Me- 
morial. 

May 19. Resolve. 

Nov. 22. To King Louis XVI. 

28. To Franklin. 
Dec. 18. Same. 

1781 

Mar. 17. Franklin to Francis Lewis 

and the .\dmiralty Board. 
June 15. Connnission to .\dams, 
Franklin, Laurens and Jef- 
^ ferson. 
1782 
July 16. Contract with France. 
Sept. 28. Form of commission to 

Franklin. 
Oct. 17. Order. 
17 S3 
Jan. 22. Ratification of contract of 

1782, July 16, with France. 
May 16. Resolve. 

Sept. 23. Ziimer, Jean, memorial to. 
Oct. 29. Instructions to United States 

ministers. 
Nov. 20. Dumas, Charles William 
Frederick, to Franklin. 
1784, May 12. Form of commission to 
Franklin, Jefferson and 
.\dams. 
1784 f, May?. Form of commission to 
Adams, Franklin and Jef- 
ferson. 



15885—05- 



-16 



242 



INDEX 



Continental Congress — Continued 
1785, Mar. 17. Resolve. 

1787, Apr. 19. Franklin to Pennsyl- 

vania delegates. 

1788, Jan. 31. Franklin to Treasury 

Commissioners. 
[ ? ]. Instructions to Franklin. 
[ ? ]. Anonymous to. 

Continental Congress to Franklin. 
See also: Boudinot, Elias; 
Hancock, John; Hunting- 
ton, Samuel; Lee, Richard 
Henry; Mifflin, Thomas; 
McKean, Thomas. 

Contract system in the United States. 
1782, Feb. 9. Morris, Robert, to the 
governors of the various 
States. 

Conway, Henry Seymour. Gen. ami 
Coinmander in Chief, British 
Army. 
1782, Oct. 1. Franklin, Benjamin. Dis- 
charge from parole of Ed- 
ward Fage. 

Conyngham, Gustavus. Capt., American 
privateer. 

1777, Franklin and Deane to Ferdinand 

Grand. 
1777 f Lee, Arthur, to Leogane & Co. 
1777 f Franklin, Deane and Lee to. 

1778, Jan. 16. Lee, Arthur, to. 

1779, Nov. 29. Jones, John Paul, to 

Franklin. 
1781 

Mar. 23. Franklin to Francis Coffyn. 
July 26. Franklin, William Temple, 
to Jonathan Williams, jr. 
1782, Aug. 7. Franklin. Certificate of 
commission. 
Cook, James. English navigator. 
1779, Mar. 6. Franklin to all captains 
of United States armed ves- 
sels. 

1789, Franklin to an American pub- 

lisher. 
Coombe, Thomas, of Pennsylvania. 
1782, Dec. 24. Franklin to Francis Hop- 
kinson. 
Cooper, Sir (irey. One of the Secretaries 
of llie Treasury; Member of 
Parliament. 
1777, Dec. 11. Franklin to. 
1781, Nov. 22. Franklin to Benjamin 
Vaughan. 



Cooper, Samuel. Boston clergyman. 
1772, Dec. 2. Franklin to Thomas 

Gushing. 
1773 
June 14. To Franklin. 

14. Gushing, Thomas, to Franklin. 
July 25. Franklin to. 
Nov. 10. Gushing, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
1777, May 1. Franklin to. 
777.? .«', Apr.?. To Franklin? See: Anon- 
ymous. Letter from a gen- 
tleman in America to his 
friend in France. 
1779 
Apr. 22. Franklin to. 
Oct. 27. Same. 

1780, Sept. 8. • Extract of letter to Frank- 

lin. 

1781, May 25. Frankhn to. 
1783, Dec. 26. Same. 

Cornstalk, Cherokee chief. 

1787, June 30. Franklin to. 
Cornwall, Charles Wolfran. Speaker, 

House of Commons, Great 

Britain. 

1780, Oct. 31. Fitzpatrick, William, to 

Franklin. 
Cornwallis, Charles, Earl. Lt. Gen., 
British Army in America. 
1780 

Oct. 12. Anonymous letter to Frank- 
lin. 
31. Fitzpatrick, William, to Frank- 
lin. 
1781 
May 19. Franklin to John Adams. 
Aug. 12. Same. 
Oct. 5. Same. 
20. Washington, George. Extract 

of general orders. 
22. Washington, George, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Jav. 
1782 

June 10. Lafayette. Draft of dis- 
charge of aides of Cornwal- 
lis from parole. 
11. Lafayette to Franklin. 
Corny, Louis Dominique, Ethis de. Com- 
missaire de Guerres, France. 

1781, Sept. 22. Franklin to Gerard de 

Rayneval. 
Corsange & Co. Paris ba7i/:ers / 

1798, Nov. 5. ToWilliam Temple Frank- 
lin. 



INDEX 



243 



Cottin, J , et file. Bordeaux f mer- 
chants. 
1785 f. Williams, Jonathan, jr., to Cas- 
tries. 
Coubert, Fortune' Marie Olive Bernard 
(le. 
ny-2, June 13. Forestier, J<>sei)h Jean 
Mariede. Certifieateof mar- 
riage. 
isn, Dec. 25. Forestier, Joseph Jean 
Marie de, to William Temple 
Franklin. 
1818 
Feb. 12. Same. 

12. Forestier, Joseph, etc. Memo- 
randa respecting marriage. 
1818, Jan. V.\. Archer, James. Certiti- 
cate. 
Councils. Wisdom of: 

1784, July 26. Franklin to Benjamin 

Vaughan. 
Couriers. Payment of European: 

1785, May 16. Continental Congress. 

Resolve. 
Court de Gebelin, Antoine. French an- 
(i'junriait. 

1781, May 7. Franklin to. 
Cowdry, William. British ayent for pris- 
oner i^ of war. 

1782, Apr. 18. Prisoners, exchange of. 
Cowes (England). Description of : 

i7~^6-, July22-Oct, 11. Franklin. Jour- 
nal of voyage. 
Cowley, William. 3/c(/., 22d Regiment, 
BritLfh Army. 
1781, Nov. li». Frankhn to William 
Hodgson. 
Cox, John, jr. Philadelphia merchant. 
1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 
to David Barclay, jr., and 
others. 
Crapelet, Georges Adrien. 
1818,Ssin. 15. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Crawford, Adair. Physician. 
1780 
Apr. 28. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 

Franklin. 
May 12. Same. 
Crawfurd, Robert 

1798, Apr. 27. To William Temple 
Franklin. 



Credit 

1777. Franklin. Comparison of credit 
of lireat Britain an<l the 
United States. 
Of U. S. in Europe: 
1781 
June 10. Franklin to Vergennes. 
July 6. Same. 

Nov. 5. Franklin to Robert Morris. 
Domestic: 

1782, Feb. 9. Morris, Robert, to the 
governors of the various 
States. 
Creek Indians 

1774, -Mar. 14. Young, William, and 

others to Franklin. 
177 of Georgia I^egislature, House of 
Asse m bl y . A d d ress to K i ng. 

Creutz, , Count de. Swedish Minister 

to France. 
1782, Apr. 24. Franklin to. 
Crevecoeur, Michel Guillaume Jean de. 
French coiliu/ at Xeiv Ytjrlc. 
1781, Sept. 21. Franklin to St. John. 
1784f Franklin to. 

1787, Apr. 17. Same. 

1788, Feb; 16. Same. 
Crevecoeur, St. John. Same as Creve- 
coeur, Michel Guilleurae 
Jean de? (q. v. ) 

Crillon-Mahon, Louis de Berton des 
Balbes des Quiers, Due de. 
French General in the service 
<)f Spa 172. 



1781 
Jan. 



William Car- 



Franklin to 
michael. 
27. Franklin to John Jay. 
Aug. 24. Franklin to Carmichael. 
Crocco, Giacomo Francesco 

1784, Jan. 15-Feb. 4. Carmichael. Wil- 
liam, to Franklin. 
Crooks, Riciianl Cnniiigham. Clerh, 
(t'cnn/id Ilonse of Assem- 
bly. 
1774, Feb. 24-2.S. (ieorgia. Legislature, 
.\ssembly. Resolves. 
Croghan, (ieorge. Deputy Indian Agent, 
Pennsylvania and Ohio In- 
dians. 
1766, Aug. 28. Baynton, Wharton & 
Morgan t<» Franklin. 



244 



INDEX 



Currency. Depreciation. 

1779, Apr. 22. Franklin to Samuel 

Cooper. 
1780 
May 25. Franklin to Samuel Cooper. 
Oct. 12. Anonymous letter to 
Franklin. 
Curson, Samuel. St. Eustatius merchant. 
1781 
Aug. 8. Franklin to William Hodg- 
son. 
Sept. 13. Franklin to James Lovell. 
Nov. 5. Same. 

19. Franklin to William Hodgson. 
22. Franklin to Isaac Gouverneur 
and Samuel Curson. 
Gushing', Thomas. Speaker, Massachu- 
setts House of Representatives; 
Delegate, Continental Congress. 
1764, June 25. Massachusetts, Legis- 
lature, Committee of Assem- 
bly to Franklin. 
1772, Dec. 2. Franklin to. 
1773 
Jan. 5. Same. 
Mar. 9. Same. 

24. To Franklin. 
Apr. 20. Same. 

22. Same. 
May 6. Same. 
June 2. Franklin to. 
4. Same. 
14. To FrankUn. 
16. Same. 
30. Same. 
June. Massachusetts, Legislature, 
House of Representatives. 
Petition to King. 
July 7. Franklin to. 
14. To Franklin. 

25. Franklin to. 
Aug. 20. Same. 

22. To Franklin. 

26. Same. 
Sept. 16. Same. 

18. Same. 

Dec. 10. Same. 

11. Same. 

21. Gushing, Adams, Hancock 
and Phillips to Franklin. 
1774 

Oct. 26. To Franklin. 
1777, May 1. Franklin to. 



Customs duties 

nsi, Oct. 22. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Dale, Richard. Lt., U. S. Navy. 

1780, June 13. Jones, John Paul, to 
Franklin. 
Dalrymple?, Sir John. See: Derim- 

ple, . 

Dalzac, , Chevalier. 

1778, July 6. Franklin to Dani el Rober- 

deau. 
Dana, Francis. Secy., U. S. Minister for 
negotiating peace with Great 
Britiun; Secy., Minister to 
Holland; U. S. Minister to 
Russia. 

1779, Oct. 16. Huntington, Samuel, to 

Franklin. 
1781 
Jan. 27. Franklin to John Jay. 

28. Franklin to de Castries. 
Mar. 2. Franklin to. 
Apr. 7. Same. 

12. Franklin to John Jay. 
May 11. Franklin to. 
July 21. McKean, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
Oct. 5. Franklin to John Adams. 
16. McKean, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
Nov. 7. Franklin to John Adams. 
178B, Dec. 3. Adams, John, to Frank- 
lin. 
Danfortli, Samuel. Clergyman. 

1773, July 25. Franklin to. 
Dannemours, Chevalier de. 

1777, June 6. Franklin to Comtesse de 
Semeville. 
Dartmouth, William Legge, Earl of. 
Secretary of State for Southern 
Colonies, Great Britain. 

1773 
Mar. 24. Cushing, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
Apr. 20. Same. 
June 30. Same. 
Aug. 21. Franklin to. 

25. To Franklin. 

26. Cushing, Thomas, to Franklin. 
Dec. 3. Pownall, John, to clerk of 

Privy Council. 

1774, Dec. 24. Franklin to speakers of 

the colonial assemblies. 



INDEX 



245 



Daschkow, Ekaterina Romanova. Pre.'<i- 
dent St. Petersburg Academy of 
Science. 
1781, Jan. 20. Franklin to L. de Neuf- 

ville. 
1788, May 7. Franklin to. 
David, Laurent. Farmer General of 
France. 
1783, July 17. France, Farmers Gen- 
eral. Extract of letter to 
Franklin. 
Davila, Enrico Caterino. 

[ ? ]. Extract from "History of the 
Civil Wai-s of France." 
Davison, . Capt., American pri- 
vateer? 
1779, Sept. 18. .Vnonymous. Abstract 
of letter to John Koss. 

Day, . 

1781, Aug. S. Franklin to William 
Hodgson. 
Deane, Silas. U. S. Commissioner to 
F)-ance. 
1776 
Sept. 15. To George Washington. 

15. To Secret Committee. 
Oct. 16. Continental Congress to 
Franklin, Deane and Jeffer- 
son. 
n76f Franklin, Deane and Lee to de 

Brantzeu. 
1777 
Jan. 14-Dec. 18. Franklin and Deane. 
Extracts of correspondence 
relating to loans. 
Jan. 26. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Montaudouin Bros. 
26. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Thomas Morris. 
26. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Samuel Nicholson. 
28. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Thomas Morris. 
Feb. 7. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Lord (Jeorge Germain. 
Feb. Same. 
Feb. Franklin, Deane and L?e to 

.lonathan Williams. 
Mar. 24. Franklin, Deaneand Paulze. 
Tobacco contract with the 
Farmers General. 
Apr. 2. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Lord Stormont. 
26. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Ponte de Lima. 



Deane — ("ontinned 
1777 

Apr. -. Franklin, Deane and Lee 
to Stormont. 

May 9. Morris, Lee, Whipple and 
Livingston to Deane and Ixn-. 

July 16. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Felix .\Mtoine Ca.'Jtrioto. 
31. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
William Lee; also same t<) 
Thomas Morris. 

July. Franklin and Deane to Wil- 
liam LeeandThoma.s Morris. 

Aug. -. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
George Washington. 

Sept. 4. Franklin and Deane to 
George Washington. 

Oct. 7. Franklin, Deane and Ix'e to 
Committee of Foreign Af- 
fairs. 

Nov, 25. Franklin, Deaneand Lee to 
Thomas Thompson and Eli- 
sha Hinman. 

Dec. 15. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin, Deane and Lee. 

17. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Jones. 

1777. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Ambassadoi-s at Paris. 

1777 Franklin and Deane to Ferdinand 
Grand. 

1777. Franklin. Deane and Lee to 
(^ustavns Conyngham. 

7777.'', La Balne, Magon de, to Ferdi- 
nand ( Irand. 

1778 
Jan. 16. Franklin, iHaneand Lee to 
Jones. 

18. Franklin an<l Deane to Jones. 
Feb. 6. Franklin, Oeane and Ix^e to 

Jones. 
10. Jones to Franklin, Deane and 

Lee. 
23. Franklin to Arthur Lee. 
Mar. 31. Franklin to Henry Laurens. 
Apr. 23. P'ranklinto Le Roy. 
Apr. Anonymous. Letter from a 
gentleman in America to his 
friend in France. 

1781 
Jan. 27. To William Carmichael. 

27. Franklin to John Jay. 
June 12. Fraiiklinto Jean Durival. 



246 



INDEX 



Deane — Continued 
1781 

Nov. 17. Farmers General. State- 
ment of account with Frank- 
lin and Deane. 
Dec. 19. Franklin, William Temple, 
to. 
1786, Dec. 31. Franklin to Ferdinand 
Grand. 
[ ? ]. Franklin, Deane, and Lee 

to Adams. 

[ ? ]. Franklin, Deane, and Lee to 

F. & A. Dubbeldemuts. 
[ ? ]. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Jonathan Williams, jr. 

Debrissae, . St. Quentin merchant. 

1781, Oct. 24. Franklin to. 
Debt 

Of U. S. to France: 

1781, June 25. Franklin to Robert 

Morris. 
Method of payment: 
1784, Apr. 22. Franklin to Benjamin 
Webb. 
[ ? ]. Franklin. Observations on 
American debts. 
Definitive Treaty of Peace 

1781, Aug. 21. Franklin to Henry 

Laurens. 
1782 f, Sept. ?. Lafayette. Memoran- 
dum. 

1783, Oct. 29. Continental Congress. 

Instructions to U. S. Minis- 
ters. 
Attitude of States toward: 

1784, Mar. 11. Franklin to David Hart- 

ley. 
Ratification: 
1784 
Mar. 26. Hartley, David to Franklin. 
26. Hartley to Henry Laurens. 
28. Laurens, Henry, to Franklin. 
31. Franklin to Laurens. 
Apr. 7. Laurens to Franklin. 

16. Franklin and John Jay to 
Thomas Mifflin. 
Degge, James Arthur. Lt., U. S. Nary. 
1780 
June 7. Degge, James Arthur, John 
Bulkley and James Lynd to 
Franklin. 
7. Franklin to James Arthur 

Degge and others. 
12. Landais, Pierre, to 



Dejean, Philip. " Chief Justice" of De- 
troit. 
1786 
Sept. 27. Franklin to. 
27. Franklin to James Bowdoin. 
1787, Apr. 17. Franklin to St. John 
Crevecceur. 
Delap, J. H. Bordeaux merchant. 

1778, June 3. Jones, John Paul, to 
Franklin, Adams and Lee. 
Delap, Samuel. Bordeaux merchant. 
1777 ?, July ?. Franklin and Deane to 
William Lee and Thomas 
Morris. 
Delap, Samuel and J. H. \J. S. Com- 
mercial Agents at Bordeaux, 
France. 
1778, Jan. 16. Franklin, Deane and 
Lee to John Paul Jones. 
Delbauve, Amelie 

1791, Oct. 19. To William Temple 
Franklin. 
Dempster, George. Member of Parlia- 
ment, Great Britain. 
1784 
Jan. 28. Hartley, David, to Frank- 



Franklin to Hartley. 
. French merchant. 



Mar. 11. 
Denevers, - 
1784 
Sept. 26. Vergennes to Franklin. 
28. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Denmark, King Christian VII. 

1779, Oct. 2. Order to release prizes. 
Seizure of prizes: 

1779, Dec. 22. Franklin to Andres 

Peder, Count Bernstoff. 

1780, May 31. Franklin to Samuel 

Huntington. 
Seizure of Danish vessel: 
1782, Apr. 23. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Treaty with: 
178S 
Apr. 15. Franklin to Rosencrone. 
June 7. Franklin to Walterstorff. 
Oct. 29. Continental Congress. In- 
structions to U. S. minis- 
ters. 
Denny, William. Lt. Govr. of Penna. 
n'>6, Dec. 15. Bomiuet, Henry, to. 

Denward, — . Clergipnan of Deal, 

England. 

1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to William 

Hodgson. 



INDEX 



247 



Derimple, 



[Sir John Dalryiu- 



I.k- •.'] 
177S, Feb. L'4. Adam, John, to. 
Des Touches, Charles Ren6 Dominique 
Sochet, Chevalier?. Citjd., 
Frencli Narii; Connnandnnt, 
Sou DoiniiKji) ! 
1781, May 19. Franklin to John 

Adams. 
1785 f. Williams, Jonathan, jr., to 
Castries. 
Dialogue between Britain, France, Spain, 
Holland, Saxony and Amer- 
ica. 
1777 /. Franklin. Dialogue. 
"Dickenson." Continental Congress 
merchant scliooner. 
1777, Feb. 7. Franklin, Deane and Lee 
to Lord George Sackville 
(jJerniain. 
Dickinson, John. 

178S, Mar. 23. Franklin to. 
Didot, Francois Ambroise. French printer 
and type founder. 

1786 

Aug. 15. Franklin to Ferndinand 

Grand. 
Oct. 8. Same. 

Diet 

[ ? ]. Franklin. Note of a week's 
diet and health. 
Digges, Thomas. British spy. 

1781 
Jan. 12. Franklin to Bowens. 
20. Franklin to L. de Neufville. 
30. Franklin to John Hodgson. 
Feb. 23. Franklin to Ferdinand 

Grand. 
Apr. 25. Franklin to John Hodg- 
son. 
July 8. Franklin to William Hodg- 
son. 
17. Same. 
Aug. 6. Franklin to Moses Brown. 
6. Franklin to Jean de Neufville 

& son. 
20. Franklin to John Jay. 
Oct. 31. Franklin to William Hodg- 
son. 
1782, Apr. 20. Memorandum to Lord 
Shelburne. 



Diplomatic relations with Europe 
178S, Sept. 13. Franklin to Elias Bou- 
dinot. 
Diplomats. Present.^ to 

/7.W, .\pr. 27. Franklin, William Tem- 
jile, to Thomas Jefferson. 
Disarmament of the Colonies. 

1775, Feb. 5. BoUan, William, Benja- 
min Franklin and Arthur 
Lee to the speakers of the 
various colonial assemblies. 

Dohrman, . Lisbon merchant. 

1781, Aug. 24. Franklin to Mons. 
Brochiel. 
Dorset, John Frederick Sackville, Duke 
of. liritish Ambassador to 
France. 

1784, Aug. 5. To Franklin. 

1785, July 21. Franklin to Thoma.-) 

Jefferson. 
Dorset, Chevalier. 

1777, Mar. 29. Franklin to Washington. 
Douglas, Archibald. .Mate, Capt. liur- 
nell's Maryland pilot boat. 
1777, June 23. Franklin to. 
Dowdeswell, William. Member of Par- 
liament, (Ireat Britain. 
[ ? ]. Jackson, Richard, to Franklin. 
Drafts. Payment of 
1781 

June 8. Franklin to Vergennes. 

30. Franklin to John Jay. 
Aug. 20. Same. 

31. Franklin to John Adams. 
Sept. 4. Franklin to John Juy. 

29. Same. 
Oct. 5. Fi-anklin to John Adama. 

22. Same. 

24. Franklin to Debrissae. 
Nov. 7. Franklin to .Vdams. 

8. Franklin to Jtilin Laurens. 
Dec. 10. Franklin to Vergennes. 

27. Same. 

31. Vergennes to Franklin. 
178?, Jan. 1-3. Franklin. Diary. 

1784 

Feb. 14. Carmichael, William, to 
Franklin. 

28. Laurens, Henry, to Franklin. 
Mar. 28. Same. 

Apr. 15. Willink, Wilhelm it Jan; 
Nichola.>< »& Jacob van Stap- 
horst and <le la Lande iS: 
Bros, to Franklin. 



248 



Drafts. See also: Bills. 
Drinker, Henry. Fhiladelphiamerchant. 
1769. Swift, Joseph, and others to 
David Barclay, jr., and oth- 
ers. 
1793 
Sept. 13. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to. 
Dec. 9. To William Temple Franklin. 
1794 
Mar. 12. Franklin, William Temple, 

to. 
May 8. To William Temple Franklin. 
Nov. 29. Same. 
1795 
Jan. 17. Same. 
Mar. 12. Franklin, William Temple, 

to. 
June 25. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 

Drumgoole, , of PennsyUania. 

1787 
June 30. Franklin to "The Corn- 
stalk." 
Dec. 6. Franklin to Charles Thom- 
son. 
1789 ?. Franklin to Richard Caswell. ' 

Drouilhet, . French f banker. 

1783, Apr. 14. Carmichael, William, to 
Franklin. 
Druet, . Cherbourg merchant ? 

1777, June 23. Franklin to. 
Dryburugh, . Capt., French 

coaster. 

1780, Mar. 14. Jones, John Paul, to 

Franklin. 
Dubbeldemuts, F. and A. Rotterdam 
merchants. 
[ ? ]. Franklin, Deane and Lee to. 
Dubourg, Barbeu. Paris phj/sician. 
1774, Aug. 20. Franklin to. 
1776, Sept. 15. Deane, Silas, to Secret 
Committee. 

1778, June 19. Franklin to. 
1779 f. Biographical sketch of. 

du Buisson, , Chevalier. Lt. Col., 

Continental Army. 
1781 

Nov. 24. Franklin to. 
Dec. 8. Franklin to de Segur. 
Duchemin, D 

1781, Jan, 12. Franklin to. 

Du Doyer. See: Peltier du Doyer. 



INDEX 

Dugnani, 



— , Comte. Archbishop of 
Rhodes, Papal Nuncio to 
France. 
1783 
July 28. To Franklin. 
Aug. 14. Same. 
Dulany, Walter 

1787, Nov. 29. Franklin to. 
Dumas, Charles William Frederick. 
U. 8. Secret Agent in Holland. 
1775 

May 17. To Franklin. 
Dec. 9. Franklin to. 
1778, Apr. 10. Franklin, Adams and 

Lee to. 
1779 
July 30. Franklin. Extract of a 

letter from Boston. 
Sept. 7. Franklin to John PaulJones. 
Nov. 8. Franklin to. 
29. Jones, John Paul, to Franklin. 
1781 
Jan. 18. Franklin to. 
Aug. 6. Same. 
12. Same. 
16. Same. 
Dec. 19. Same. 
1783 

Mar. 14. To Franklin. 
Nov. 20. Same. 
Dec. 11. Same. 
1784 
Jan. 9. Same. 
15. Same. 
23. Same. 
Dundas, Sir David. Ex-Privy Councillor 
of Great Britain. 
1816 

Dec. 20. Franklin, William Temple, 
to. 
23. To William Temple Franklin. 
Dundas, Francis. Capt., 1st Regt. of 
Guards, British Army. 
1782 

Nov. 26. Oswald, Richard, to Frank- 
lin. 
27. Franklin. Discharge from 
parole. 
Dundas, Isabella. 
1817 
July 28. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Aug. 24. Same. 
1817 f. Same. 



INDEX 



249 



Dunlap, Thomas. 

i7^,^ Jan. '_'. Franklin to ? 

Dunlap' s Maryland Gazette 

i776', Nov. 25. Postscript. 
Dunning, John. Ally, at luu; London. 
1774, Jan. 11-29. Franklin. Exami- 
nation befor(> Coniniittee of 
Privy Council. 
Du Plessis, Joseph Siffruin. French 
painter. 
1785 
July 21. Franklin to Thomas Jeffer- 
son. 
Oct. o. Jefferson to Franklin. 
Dupont, . Calais.'' merchant. 

1788, Oct. 24. Franklin to. 
1800, July 19. Vochez, J , to. 

Dupont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel. 
Froidi author. 

1789, Oct. 18. Franklin to. 
Durival, Jean. Diplomat; Director of 

Finance of Foreign Affairs of 
FVance. 
1781, June 12. Franklin to. 
1786 
Aug. 30. To Ferdinand Grand. 
Sept. 5. Same. 

10. Same. 
Dec. 31. Franklin to Ferdinand 
Grand. 
Dutch loan 

178S,i\\\y 27. F>anklin to Robert Mor- 
ris. 
Dybwad, Erasmus. Christiania, Xur- 
tvay, merchant. 
1783, Nov. 24. de Blome to Franklin. 
Earle, John. Capt., American merchant 
vessel. 
1787, Oct. 7. Franklin to. 
Eastern Boundary. Dispute with (ireat 
Britain. 

1790, Mar. 31. Jefferson, Thomas, to 

P'raiiklin. 
East India Company. Trade with 
America. 
178-2, Jan. 1-3. Franklin. Diary. 
East Indies trade 

178.3, Nov. 19. Hartley, David, to 
Charles James Fox. 
Ecclesiastical tithes in tlie I'nited 
States. 

1787 f, May ?. Franklin to ? 

Edes, (Mrs.) C . 

1781, Dec. 13. Franklin to. 



Edwards, Bryan. West Indies merchant. 

1784, May 6. Laurens, Henry, to Frank- 

lin. 

Elam, . 

1788, May 12. Franklin to ? 

Electricity 

i7J0, June 28. Franklin to Cadwalla- 

der Golden. 
177S. Franklin to John Ingenhousz. 
1777, Aug. ? Same. 
7777 f Same. 

1780, May 3. Ingenhousz to Franklin. 
1782, Feb. 14. Marat, Jean Paul, to 
Franklin. 

178.J, June 14. Franklin to ? 

Elsivier, . Amsterdam merchant. 

1781,ivLi\e2\. Franklin to "J. Rocquette 
I'l Elsivier & Freres Ro- 
quettes. ' ' 
Elstirier ?, A. & Co. Amsterdam vur- 

chants. See: Elsivier, . 

Emigration to America. 

1774 f Franklin to the printer of the 
Public Advertiser. 
England. Attack on coast: 

1779, Mar. 22. Franklin to Mar.juis de 

Lafayette. 
Elective franchises of burroughs: 

1785, June 17. Wyvill, Christopher, to 

Franklin. 

English school of the Philadelphia 
Academy. 
1789, June. Franklin. 01)servation8 
relative to the original inten- 
tions of the founders of the 
Philadelphia Academy. 

English honesty 

[ ? ]. Franklin. Observations on 
American debts. 

Epitaph 

1728. Franklin. Epitaph. 

Erskine, Daviil Steuart, Earl of Ruchan. 
See: Buchan. 

D'Estaing, Charles Henri Thcodat, 
Comte. Vice A<bnl., French 
Nan/. 
1778 f. Apr.?. Anonymous. Letter from 
a gentleman in America to his 
friend in France. 

1779, Feb. 14. Franklin to Vergennes. 

1780, Aug. 10. Franklin to Samuel 

Huntington. 

1781, INIay 25. Franklin to Samuel 

Cooper. 
1787, Apr. 15. Franklin to. 



250 



INDEX 



Esterbrooks, Amos. American prisoner. 

1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to "William 

Hodgson. 
" Evening Herald " Tlie (Philadel- 

pliia.) 
[ ? ]. Franklin to. 
Ewing, John. Provost, University oj 

Pennsylvania. 

1785, Sept. 16. Franklin to Provost, 

Vice Provost, etc., Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. 

Exercise. Franklin's opinion of 

177£, Aug. 19. Franklin to William 
Franklin. 

Fagan, , Sieur. French merchant. 

1778, Oct. 1. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 
Fage, Edward. Ca'pt. of Artillery, Brit- 
ish Army. 

1782, Oct. 1. Franklin, Benjamin. Dis- 

charge from parole. 
"Fair Play." Newbury, Mass., brigan- 
tine, Giddings, captain. 

1779, May 26. Sartine to Franklin. 
17S1, Jan. 28. Franklin to Castries. 

Falconer, Nathaniel. Port warden of 
Philadelphia. 

1786, Dec. 16. Franklin to. 
Faneuil, Benjamin, jr. Boston merchant. 

1773 
Dec. 10. Cashing, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
21. Cushing, Thomas, Samuel Ad- 
ams, John Hancock and 
William Phillips to Frank- 
lin. 
Farmers General of France. 
1777 
Mar. 12. Franklin, Deane and Lee. 
Extract of letter to Commit- 
tee of Foreign Affairs. 
24. Franklin, Deane and Paulze. 
Tobacco contract. 
1783, July 27. Franklin to Robert Mor- 
ris. 
1781, Nov. 17. Statement of account 
with Franklin and Grand. 

1783 

Feb. 25. France. Treaty with U. S. 

June 17. Extract of letter to Frank- 
lin. 
[ ? ]. Franklin to ? 



Faulkner, T . Chelsea merchant. 

1817 
Jan. 1. To William Temple Franklin. 
3. Franklin, William Temple, to. 
Fazakerly, Nicholas. Member of Par- 
liament, Great Britain. 
1740, Dec. 24. Opinion on enlisting 
servants in America. 
Federal Gazette. (The Philadelphia 
Gazette, Andrew Brown, jr., 
publisher.) 
1788? Franklin to editor of. , 
1790. Mar. 23. Franklin to. 
Felons. Sent to America. 

1767-8. Franklin. Petition to Parlia- 
ment. 

Feutry, . French mechanician. 

1785 f. Franklin. List of persons rec- 
ommended for membership 
in the American Philosoph- 
ical Society. 
Field, Job. American seaman. 

1782, Apr. 18. Prisoners. Exchange 
of. 

Field, , of Philadelphia? 

1788, Sept. 22. Franklin to Robert 
Morris. 
Filangieri, Gaetano. Italian political 
economist. 
1787, Oct. 14. Franklin to. 
Finance 

1778?, Feb. 6?. France. Treaty with 

U. S. 
1780 
Oct. 9. Franklin to Thomas Ruston. 
12. Anonymous. To Franklin. 
1781 

Apr. 12. Franklin to John Jay. 
May 19. Franklin to John Adams. 
June 4. Franklin to Vergennes. 
June 10. Same. 

Sept. 4. Franklin to John Jay. 
1782 

Jan. 7. Morris, Robert, to Franklin. 

25. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Feb. 9. Morris, Robert, to the gov- 
ernors of the various States. 
June 25. Franklin to Robert Morris. 
Nov. 8. Franklin to Vergennes. 
1783 
Jan. 11. Morris, Robert, to Franklin. 
Mar. 15. Carmichael, William, to 
Franklin. 



INDEX 



251 



Finance — Continued 
17S3 
July 27. Franklin to Robert Morris. 
Dec. 8. Willink, Wilhelm, & Jan; 
Nicholas & Jacob Van Stap- 
horst and de la Lande & 
Bros, to Franklin. 
1784, Feb. 28. Laurens, Henry, to 

Franklin. 
1766, Aug. 24. Barclay, John. Account 
of l)ills drawn on the Com- 
missioners of the U. S. at 
Paris. 
Fink, Jacques. Passyf maitre d'liotii. 

17S6f Claim against Franklin. 
Finlay, Sir Robert. Bordeaux hanker. 
1780, Mar. 6. Jones, John Paul, to 
Franklin. 
Fisher, Thomas. Philadelphia mer- 
chant. •* Signature. 
1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 
to David Barclay, jr., and 
others. 
Fisheries. Restraint of New England: 
177.5, Mar. 13. Franklin to Charles 
Thomson. 
Fitch, John. Inrentor. 

1786, Mar. 27. Franklin to Francis Hop- 

kinson. 
1788, Sept. 17. Franklin to Julien David 
Le Roy. 
Fitz Herbert, Alleyne. British minister 
plentipotentiary for negotiating 
peace v>ith U. S. 
1782 f, To Franklin. 
1783 
Jan. 26. Same. 
June 12. Same. 
Fitzpatrick, William 

1780, Oct. 31. To Franklin. 
Fitzsimons, Thomas. Pennsylrania Del- 
egate to Constitutional Conven- 
tion. 
1786, Dec. 31. Franklin to Edmund 
Randolpli. 
Fizeatix, Grand & Co. Amsterdam 
banker.^. 
1781 
May 19. Franklin to John Adams. 
June 28. Franklin to. 

30. Same. 

July 5. Same. 

11. Same. 



Fizeaiix, Grand & Co. — Continued. 
1781 
July 11. .latkson, William. Order. 
Oct. 22. Franklin to John Adams. 

24. Franklin to. 
Nov. 7. Franklin to John Adams. 
26. Same. 
1782, Jan. 1-3. Diary. 
Flagg, Josiaii. Nephew of Franklin. 
1786 

Feb. 9. Franklin to. 

12. Franklin to Jonathan Wil- 
liams, jr. 
:\Iar. 26. Franklin to William Alex- 
ander. 
May 2. Franklin to Jane Mecom. 
June 3. Same. 

Flainville, , (Miss) 

1788, Oct. 23. Franklin to. 
Fleshing, Joseph 

1788, June 3. Franklin to James Pem- 

berton. 

Fletcher. American sea captain f 

1781, Feb. 25. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to Henry Bromfield, jr. 

Fleury, Francois Louis Teisseidre, Mar- 
quis de. I A. Col., Continen- 
tal A rmi/. 

1778, Nov. 12. Sartine to Franklin, 

Adams aixl Lee. 
1779f, Lafayette to Franklin. 
1780, Feb. 17. Franklin. List of medals 

granteil by Congress. 

1789, Sept. 16. Franklin to James 

Logan. 
Fleury, Joly de. Sec: Joly de Fleury. 
Flores, Joseph Miguel de. Prest., Span- 
i,<<h Academy. 
1786, Dec. 4. Franklin to. 
Florida. Project against: 

1779, Dec. 16?. Continental Congress to 

Franklin. 
Florida-Blanca, Francisco .Vntonio Mo- 
iiino, Conde de. Spmii.ih 
Premier. 
1784, Jan. 15-Feb. 4. Carmirhacl. Wil- 
liam, to Franklin. 
Folger, John. Capt., Nantnckcl mcr- 
charitman. 
1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to Jonathan 
Williams. 

Fonteneau, . ^faitre d' Hotel de 

Archereque de Roncn. 
1 1784, Dec. 18. Guiard, , to. 



252 



INDEX 



Fonteneau — Continued 
1785 
Jan. 18. Same. 
Feb. 15. Same. 

de Fontevieux, . 

1778, Mar. 2. Franklin to George Wash- 
ington. 
Forestier, Joseph Jean Marie de. 

1792, June 13. Certificate of marriage. 
1817, Dec. 25. To WiUiam Temple 

Franklin. 
1818 
Jan. 13. Archer, James. Certificate. 
Feb. 12. Memoranda respecting mar- 
riage. 
12. To William Temple Franklin. 
Forster, Edward. English banker. 
1780, Apr. 23. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 
Franklin. 
Forsters & Puchelberg & Co. Nantes 
merchants. 
1783 
Oct. 16. Castries to Vergennes. 

24. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Nov. 13. Chardon to Vergennes. 
Dec. 16. Barclay, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
Dec. Franklin. Notes on Barclay's 
letter. 
1784, Jan. 12. Franklin to Vergennes. 

Forsters, . Nantes merchant. 

1784, Jan. 12. Franklin to Vergennes. 
See also: Forsters & Puchel- 
berg & Co. 
Fort Washing'ton. Capture of: 

1776, Nov. 25. Dunlap's Maryland 

Gazette. 

Foster, . Boston merchant f 

1785 f. Williams, Jonathan, jr., to Cas- 
tries. 
Foster, Sir Michael. Judge, King's 
Bench, Bristol, England. 
Impressment. 
1767 f. Franklin. Remarks on Judge 
Sir Michael Foster's argu- 
ment. 
Fotherg'ill, John. London physician. 
1775, Mar. 16. Barclay, David, to 
Franklin. 
Mar. To Franklin. 

1777, June. To John Chorley. 
1780 

Apr. 23. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 

Franklin. 
May 12. Same. 



-, jr. Paris type founder. 



Fournier, - 

1781, Mar. 2. Franklin to. 
"Fox." British ship of war. 

1778. Cassel, Jean Henry and Fran- 
cois Antoine Setell. Memo- 
rial to Vergennes. 
Fox, Charles James. Joint Secretary of 
State, Great Britain. 

1782, May 10. Franklin to. 
1783 

Apr. 4. Laurens, Henry, to Franklin. 
Sept. 5. Franklin to. 

6. Franklin to David Hartley. 
Nov. 19. Hartley, David, to. 
Fox, George 
1781 
Jan. 10. Franklin, William Temple, 

to. 
Apr. 22. Same. 
May 18. Same. 
June 10. Same. 
1797 
June 2. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Aug. 26. Same. 
1798 
Jan. 1. Same. 
Feb. 7. Same. 
Fox, Joseph. Speaker, Pennsylvania As- 
sembly; member. Committee of 
Correspon dence. 
1764, Nov. 1. Pennsylvania. Commit- 
tee of Correspondence to 
Richard Jackson. 
1766 
May 8.' Pennsylvania. Committee of 
Correspondence to Jackson 
and Franklin. 
June 6. Same. 
Sept. 20. Same. 
1767, Oct. 17. Same. 
1771 
Oct. 15. Pennsylvania, Legislature, 
Assembly. Resolve. 
16. Pennsylvania. Committee of 
Correspondence to Franklin. 
Fox, Joseph M. 

1781, Sept. 12. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to. 
Fraissig-nes, Jaques. French surgeon. 
1778 
Sept. 16. Memorial. 
Nov. 5. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
16. Same. 



INDEX 



253 



France 

1176 f, Feb. 6?. Treaty with U. S. 

Protests Holland purchases: 

1781, June 9. Franklin to William 

Jackson. 
Objections to peace: 
n82, June 5-28. Vaughan, Benjamin, 

to Franklin. 
Financial aid to U. !^. : 

1181, Aug. 23. Vergennes to Franklin, 

1182, July 5. Morris, Robert, to Frank- 

lin. 
Contract with: 
n82, July 16. Continental Congress. 

Contract. 
Treaty: 

1183, Jan. 22. Continental Congress. 

Ratification of contract. 
Friendship: 
1183, Mar. 6. Laurens, Henry, to 

Franklin. 
Refusal of aid: 

1783, July 27. Franklin to Robert Mor- 
ris. 
Francis, Tench. Philadelphia merchant. 
Signature. 
1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 
to David Barclay, jr., and 
others. 
Franklin. (State, afterwards Tennessee. ) 
1787, June 30. Franklin to John Sevier. 
Franklin, Benjamin. Letters to: 
Adams, John: 
1781, Oct. 4. 
1783, Feb. 2, 3. 
Adroyon, : 

[ ? ]• 
Allairz, P : 

1779, May 10. 

American Philosophical Society: 

1785, Sept. 27. 
Americans in France: 

1780, Mar. . 

Anonyniou.": 

1780, Oct. 12. 
1782 f 

1783, Aug. 26. 

1784, Jan. 30. 

[ ? ]■ 
d'Aranda, : 

1784, Sept. 20. 
Barbc de Marbois: 

1786, Aug. 10. 



Franklin (continued). Letters to: 
Barclay, David: 
1784, Dec. 18, 22. 

Dec.? 
1775, Jan. 2, 10, 12. 
Mar. IH. 
Barclay, Thoma.s: 

1783, Dec. 16. 
Baynton, Wharton & Morgan: 

1766, Aug. 28. 
Bernstorff, .\ndres Peder: 

1780, Mar. 8. 
Bezout, : 

[ ? ]• 
de Blome, : 



1783, Nov. 24. 
Boudinot, Elias: 
1783, June 16, 18. 
July 13. 
Aug. 15. 
Nov. 1. 
Carmichael, William: 

1783, Feb. 6. 
Mar. 15. 
Apr. 14. 

1784, Jan. 15. 
Feb. 4, 14. 

Castries: 

1781, Nov. 10. 
1783, Apr. 18. 

1783, Sept. 7. 

1784, June 20. 

1785, July 10. 
Castrioto, Felix Antoine: 

1777, July 9. 

1778, Mar. 10. 

Chaumont, Donatien Le Rayde: 
1780, July 28. 
Mar. 4. 
Chautrev, Due de: 

[ ? ]• 
Cic*?, Jerome Marie, etc. : 

1783, Sept. 27. 
Golden, Cadwallader: 

1754, June 8. 
Conteo, B : 

1785, July 18. 
Continental Congress: 

1176, Oct. 16. 

1777, Jan. 1. 

1778, Oct. 26, 27. 
1119, July ?. 

Sept. 17. 



254 



INDEX 



Franklin (continued). Letters to: 
Continental Congress — Continued 
1119, Dec. 16 ?. 

1180, Mar. 28. 
Nov. 28. 
Dec. 27. 

1181, June 15, 18. 
Oct. 16. 

1182, Sept. 28. 
1184, May 12. 

[ ? ]• 
Cooper, Samuel: 
1180, Sept. 8. 
Gushing, Thomas: 
1113, Mar. 24. 

Apr. 20, 22. 
May 6. 

June 14, 16, 30. 
Aug. 26. 
Oct. 29. 
Dec. 10. 
Dartmouth, Earl of: 

1113, Aug. 25. 
Degge, James Arthur, and others: 

1180, June 7. 
Dorcet, Duke of: 

1784, Aug. 5. 
Dugnani, Comte: 

1183, July 28. 
Aug. 14. 

Dumas, Charles William Frederick: 
1115, May 17. 

1183, Mar. 14. 
Nov. 20. 
Dec. 11. 

1184, Jan. 9, 15, 23. 
Farmers General: 

1181, Nov. 17. 
1183, July 17. 

Fitz Herbert, Alleyne: 

1182 f. 

1783, Jan. 26. 
June 12. 
Fitzpatrick, William: 

1780, Oct. 31. 
Fothergill, John: 

1115, Mar. ?. 
Galloway, Joseph: 

1111, Apr. 5. 
Gerard de Rayneval: 

1118, Apr. 1. 

1183, May 7. 
Gourlade & Moylan: 

1180, July 10. 



Franklin (continued). Letters to: 
Grand, Ferdinand: 

1111 f. 

1186, Sept. 12. 
Grasse, Comte de: 

1182, Aug. 18. 
Grenville, Thomas: 

1182, May. 
June 22. 

Guerin, : 

[_ ? ]■ 

Guiard, : 

1784, Sept. 6. 
Hartley, David: 
1118, Oct. 9. 
1782, June 26. 
Oct. 19. 
Nov. 8, 19. 

1183, May 3. 
Aug. 29. 
Oct^ 11, 25. 

1184, Jan. 28. 
Mar. 2, 26. 
July 27. 
Aug. 4. 

1185, Mar. 18. 
Howe, Mary: 

1115 f, Jan. ?. 
Howe, Richard: 

1176, Aug. 16. 
Sept. 10. 
Huger, : 

[ ? ]• 
Huntington, Samuel: 
^77.9, Oct. 16. 

1180, July 12. 

1181, Jan. 1, 4. 
Mar. 2. 
June 18, 19, 
July 5. 

Hutton, James: 

1118, Mar. 4. 
Ingenhousz, John: 

1111, Sept. 15. 
Oct. 3. 

1180, May 3. 
Jackson, Richard: 

[ ? ]• 
James, Abel: 

1180 f. 
Jay, Sir James: 

1182 f. 
Jay, John: 

118Z, Nov. 24. 



INDEX 



255 



Franklin (continued). Letters to: 
Jay, John — Continued 

1782 f. 

1785, ^lar. 8. 
Jefferson, Thomas: 

1783, Feb. ?. 

1784, Nov. 25. 

1785, Oct. 5. 

1786, Jan. 27. 
Aug. 14. 
Dec. 2:^. 

i7^7, Aug. 6. 
1790, Mar. 31. 
Jones, John Paul: 
1777, Dec. 15. 
i77^, Feb. 10. 

May 9, 18, 27, 28. 

June 1, 3, 5, 6. 

July 4. 

Aug. 2, 13, 15, 24, 28, 30, 31. 

Sept. 4, 14, 18, 21, 24. 

Oct. 3. 

Nov. 1, 27. 

Dec. 9. 

1779, May 1, 2. 
June 18. 

July 1, 9, 12, 26, 28, 30. 
Oct. 11. 
Nov. 29. 
Dec. 15. 

1780, Jan. 16. 

Feb. 12, 13, 21, 23, 25. 

Mar. 3, 6, 13, 14, 28. 

Apr. 4. 

June 17, 21, 23. 

July 12. 

Aug. 7. 

Sept. 23. 

Oct. 13, 20. 

Nov. 17, 24. 

Dec. 4, 8, 18. 
Jones, Robert Wettest: 
1775, Dec. 30. 

Lacarre, : 

1783, Mar. 3. 
Lafayette : 

1779, Aug. 29. 

1779 f. 

1782, June 11, 21. 

Dec. 4, 8. 

[ ? ]■ 
Lansdowne, Marquis of: 

1784 f. 
La Plaigne, Emmanuel Pierre de: 

1778, Feb. 7. 



Franklin (continued). Letters to: 
LaureuH, Henry: 

1785, Mar. 6, 17. 
Apr. 4. 
July 17. 
Aug. 27. 

1784, Feb. 3, 28. 
Mar. 28, 29. 
Apr. 7, 18. 
May 6, 10. 
de Lavallette, : 

1786, Ajir. 10. 

La Vauguyon, : 



1779 f, Nov. ?. 
Le Carpentier, 



1784, June 15. 
Lee, Richard Henry: 

1784, Dec. 11, 14. 
Lenoir, Jean Charle^^ Pierre: 

1783, Sept. 27. 

Le Roy, Julien David: 

1777 f. 
L'Estevenon de Berkenroode: 

1783, Apr. 10. 

Aug. 15. 

Lewis, Francis: 

1780, Mar. 28. 

1781, Jan. 2. 
L'Houmande, Jeudy de: 

1781, Dec. 10. 
Lovell, James, and WiUiam Churchill 
Hou!?ton : 

1780, July 11. 
McKean, Thomas: 

1781, July 21. 
Oct. 16, 19 ?. 

1785, Sept. 22. 
McMaiion, : 

[ '■ ]■ 
Manchester, Duke of: 
17S3, Mav 7. 

[ ••' ]• ■ 
Marat, Jean Paul: 

1782, Feb. 14. 
Marshall, William: 

1772, Oct. 30. 
Massachusetts, Legislature, Committee 
of ,\sseml)ly: 

1764, June 25. 
Miillin, Thomas: 

1784, Jan. 14, 15. 
Mar. 20. 
May 20. 

Molleson, W. & R.: 
1774, Dec. 20. 



256 



INDEX 



Franklin (continued). Letters to: 
Morris, Lee, Whipple and Livingston : 

im, May 9. 
Morris, Robert: 

1781, June 8. 

July 13, 14, 19, 21. 
Aug. 28. 
Sept. 14. 
Nov. 27. 
Dec. 4, 5. 

1782, Jan. 2, 7, 16, 22. 
Mar. 22, 23. 
Apr. 17. 

May 17, 18, 23, 29. 
June 10, 26. 
July 1, 5. 

Sept. 25, 27, 28, 30. 
Oct. 1, 5, 7, 27. 

1783, Jan. 2, 11, 13. 
Apr. 24. 

May 12, 26, 27. 
Sept. 30. 
Nov. 4. 

1784, Jan. 17. 
Feb. 12, 13. 
Sept. 30. 

Naples, Ambassador of: 

nis, Oct. 8. 

Neufville, Montador, Chevalier de: 

ms, Nov. 27. 

Oudermeulen, C. Vander: 

1780, June 15. 

July 3. 

Oswald, Richard: 

1782, Sept. 7. 

Nov. 4, 26. 
Pennsylvania Committee of Corre- 
spondence: 

1766, May 8. 
June 6. 
Sept. 20. 

1767, Oct. 17. 
1769, Apr. 18. 

1771, Oct. 16. 

1772, Oct. 16. 

1785, Sept. 15. 

Philadelphia Constitutional Society: 

1785, Sept. 17. 
Philadelphia justices: 

1785, Sept. 17. 
Philadelphia militia: 

1785, Sept. 19. 
Picquet, Jean Baptiste: 

1785, Dec. 9. 



Franklin (continued). Letters to: 
Pownall, George: 

1770, July 14. 
Pownall, John: 

1774, Apr. 21, 26. 
Pownall, Thomas: 

1782, May 13. 
Reed, Joseph: 

1775, Sept. 25. 
Rollin, : 

[ ? ]• 
Sartine : 

1778, June 3, 6, 8, 19, 20. 
July 14, 15, 18. 
Aug. 10. 

Sept. 6, 16, 21. 

Oct. 1, 2, 12, 16, 19, 26. 

Nov. 5, 6, 12, 14, 25. 

1779, Apr. 20. 
May 26. 
June 3, 25. 
Nov. 6. 

de Schonfeld, : 

1783, Mar. 9. 
Schweighauser, John D: 

1780, July 15. 
Sept. 7. 

Segur: 

1782, Nov. 5. 
Small, William: 

1771, Aug. 10. 
Stiiel, Baron de: 

1783, July 30. 
Stevenson, Mary: 

1768, Sept. 26. 
Stiles, Ezra: 

1790, Jan. 28. 
Temple, John: 

1781, July 9, 26. 
Thomson, Charles: 

1774, Oct. 26. 
Nov. 1. 

1786, Feb. 28. 
Mar. 4. 
Aug. 25. 

1787, Feb. 8. 
Thun, Baron de: 

1783, July 7. 

de Tronquay, : 

1784, Dec. 16. 
Tucker, Josiah: 

1774, Feb. 21, 24. 
Tniversity of Pennsylvania: 

1785, Sept. 16. 



INDEX 



257 



Franklin (lontinued). Letters to: 
Ugarte y Lianes, Thomas de: 

1786, Dec. 17. 
Yaughan, Benjamin: 
1776, Dec. 29?. 
1779 f. 

17S0, Apr. 23. 

May 12. 

1782, June 5-28. 

1782f Jan. 19. 

Aug. 8. 

1789, Mar. 4. 

Vergennes: 

1778, May 13, 15, 23. 
July 6. 
Aug. 22. 

Sept. 9, 21, 24, 25. 
Oct. 17, 21, 30. 

1780, Sept. 4. 
Nov. 26. 

1781, June 8, 17. 
Aug. 23. 
Oct. 22. 
Dec. 21, 31. 

1782, Jan. 18. 
Feb. 20. 
Apr. 23. 
July 6. 
Dec. 30. 

1783, Feb. 2. 
Mar. 22. 
Apr. 30. 
July 3, 5, 18. 
Oct. 24. 
Dec. 3, 11. 

1784, Jan. 15. 
Sept. 26. 

1785, Apr. 28. 
May 22. 

Vergennes, Louis, Comte de: 

1784, Dec. 1. 
Vincent, : 

[ ? ]• 
Walpole, Thomas: 

1774, Jan. 24. 
Walter, John: 

1789, July 18. 
Warren, Joseplr. 

1775, Apr. 26. 
Washington, George: 

1777, Aug. 17. 

1778, Dec. 29. 
1781, Oct. 22. 

15885—05 17 



Franklin (continued). Letters to: 
Wasliingt<in, (ieorge — Continued 

1782, Nov. 20. 

1783, Apr. 23. 
1785, Sept. 25. 

Webb, Benjamin: 

1784, May 18. 
Well.^ Richard: 

1789, Aug. 29. 
Wharton, Sanmel, and others: 

1780, June 26. 
Williams, Jonathan, jr.: 

1785, June 27. 

[ ? ]• 
Willink, Wilhelm & Jan, Nicholas & 
Jacob Van Staphor?t and de 
la Lande »& Bros: 

1783, Dec. 8. 

1784, Apr. 15. 
AVyvill, Chri.«topher: 

1785, June 17. 

Young, William, and others: 

1774, Mar. 14. 
Zinner, Jean: 

1783, Sept. 23. 



1784, Jan. 27. 
Franklin, Benjamin. Mentioneti: 
1764, Nov. 1. Pennsylvania, Commit- 
tee of Correspondence to 
Richard Jackson. 

1771, Oct. 15. Pennsylvania, Legisla- 

ture, Assembly resolve. 

1772, Oct. 15. Same. 

1773, Dec. 3. Pownall, John, to Clerk 

of Privy Council. 

1774 

Feb. 24-28. Georgia, Legislature, 
Assembly. Resolves. 

Oct. 15. Pennsylvania. Legislature, 
Assembly. Resolve. 

Oct. 26. Continental Congress. Peti- 
tion to King. 

1776, Sept. 2-6. Continental Congress. 

Minutes of proceedings on 
Lonl Howe's i)roposjils. 

1777, June. Fothergill, Jolm. to .lohn 

Chorley. 
1777 f. La Hahie. Magon de, to Fcrdi- 

iiaiid (Jrand. 
1778 1, Apr. '.'. .\nonymous. Letter 

from a gentleman in America 

to his friend in France. 



258 



INDEX 



Franklin — Continued 

1778f. Lee, Arthur. Memorandum. 
1780 
Jan. 27. Maseres, Francis, to edi- 
tor of Dr. Franklin's papers. 
May 19. Continental Congress. Re- 
solve. 
1781 
May 13. Franklin, William Temple, 

to Joseph (xalloway. 
Sept. 9. Franklin, William Temple, 

to Shaffer. 

July 11. Jackson, William. Order. 
1782 
Apr. 20. Digges, Thomas, to Lord 



of dis- 
officers 



Con- 



Shelburne. 
June 10. Lafayette. Draft 
charge of British 
from parole. 
July 16. Continental Congress, 
tract with France. 
1783 

Feb. 25. France. Treaty with U. S. 
for loan of six million livres. 
July 29. France. Treaty with U. S. 
establishing status of con- 
suls. 
Oct. 16. Castries to Vergennes. 
Nov. 13. Chardon to Vergennes. 
1784, Feb. 9. d'Aboville to Carter. 
1785 
Mar. 7. Continental Congress. Re- 
solve. 
Aug. 24. Barclay, John. Account of 
bills drawn on the Commis- 
sioners of the U. S. at Paris. 
1790, Oct. 30. Collin, Nicholas, to Wil- 
liam Temple Franklin. 
1792, Jan. 29. Peuillet, L , to Wil- 
liam Temple Franklin. 
1795 

Feb. 7. Barclay, Robert, to William 
Temple Franklin. 
10. Franklin, William Temple, to 
Robert Barclay. 
[ ? ]. Anonymous. Memorandum of 
Charles Thomson's endorse- 
ment of Franklin's letter of 
1788, Nov. 29. 
[ ? ]. Barclay, John. Memorandum 
respecting Franklin's claim 
to salary. 



Franklin — Continued 

[ ? ]. Franklin, William Temple. 
Copy for a life of Benjamin 
Franklin. 

[ ? ]. Haton, ,to Bertir. 

Franklin, Deborah 

1787, Aug. 31. Franklin to 

Smith. 
Franklin, John. Colonel. 

1786, Oct. 10. Franklin to Charles 
Pettit. 
Franklin, William. Governor of New 
Jersey. 
1772, Aug. 19. Franklin to. 
1781, Feb. 19. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to. 

1788, Jan. 18. To Thomas Jefferson. 
1794, Nov. 12. To McEvers. 

Franklin, William Temple. Secretary 
to Benjamin Franklin. 
1778 
May 23. To John Paul Jones. 
July 6. Franklin. Memo, respecting 

trade. 
Oct. 6. To John Paul Jones. 

13. Jones to. 
19. Same. 
22. To Jones. 
28. Jones to. 

Nov. 16. Same. 
17781 Franklin to Joseph Priestly. 
1779 
Feb. 16. To Jones. 
May 4. Franklin to Patience Wright. 
5. FranklintoBenjaminVaughan. 
8. To Jones. 
Aug. 29 ?. Description of sword pre- 
sented to Lafayette. 
1780 

Mar. 31. Franklin to Jones. 
June 4. To Jones. 
Nov. 5. Same. 
1781 
Jan. 10. To George Fox. 
11. To Ferdinand Grand. 
11. To John Adams. 

14. To John Vaughan. 

24. To Jonathan Williams, jr. 
Feb. 19. To John Holker, jr. 
19. To Jared IngersoU. 
19. To William Franklin. 
19. To Sarah Bache. 



INDKX 



259 



Franklin, W. T. — Continued 
17-31 
Feb. 20. To I.e Veillard. 
20. To Jonathan Williams, jr. 
22. Same. 
24. Same. 

24. To Richard Bache. 

25. Same. 

25. To Henry Bronifield, jr. 
25. To John Vaughan. 

28. To Jonathan Williams, jr. 
Mar. 12. Franklin to Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 

22. To Le Yeillard. 

29. To John Vaughan. 

31. To Jonathan Williams, jr. 
Apr. 5. To William Caslon. 
12. To John Jay. 

12. To William "Carmichael. 

13. Same. 

13. To John Jay. 

16. To Jonathan Williams, jr. 

17. To Richard Neave & Son. 

21. Jay, John, to Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 

23. To George Fox. 

May 13. To Joseph Galloway. 

14. To James W^oodmason. 

18. To George Fox. 
20. To S Bersolle. 

June 4. To William JMcCreery. 
8. To Jonathan Williams, jr. 

10. To George Fox. 
July 17. To S Hartley. 

17. To James Woodmason. 

26. To Jonathan W^illiams, jr. 

26. To John Jay. 

27. To William Carmichael. 
Aug. 4. To Jonathan Williams, jr. 

8. Commission and bond for Capt 
Collyer. 
13. To Winslow Warren. 

23. To Mrs. AVoolford. 

24. To Jonathan Williams, jr. 
Sept. 3. To Capt. Robeson. 

8. Same. 

9. To Shaffer. 

12. To Joseph M. Fox. 

13. To John Witherspoon. 
13. To John Holker, jr. 
13. To John Ross. 

13. To Richard Bache. 

14. To Sarah Bache! 



Franklin, W. T.— Continueil 
17S1 
Oct. 5. To Mrs. Woolford. 
5. To James Woodmason. 
14. To William Carmichael. 
Nov. 1. To Capt. Robeson. 
1. To Winslow Warren. 
8. Franklin to John Laurens. 
22. To Jay and Adams. 
22. To David S. Franks. 
Dec. 2. To Capt. Rol^eson. 
10. ToBabutct Labushere. 
16. To David S. Franks. 
19. To Jonathan Williams, jr. 
19. To Silas Deane. 
29. To Jonathan Williams, jr. 
1782 f. Franklin to. 
1783, Dec. 6. Franklin to Vergennes. 
1784-0, Jan. 26-28. Grand, Ferdinand. 

Statement of account. 
1784 /. Lansdown to Franklin. 
1785 
June 26. Grand. Statement of ac- 
count. 
July 20. To Thomas Jefferson. 
Sept. 20. To George Washington. 
26. Washington, George, to. 
1786 
Jan. 18. To Thomas Jefferson. 
Mar. 26. Same. 
May 2. Franklin to Jane Mecom. 

7. Jefferson, Thomas, to. 
July 21. Certificate of membership in 
American Philosophical So- 
ciety. 
1788 
Jan. 18. Franklin, William, to 

Thomas Jefferson. 
Feb. 9. Jefferson, Thomas, to Wil- 
liam Franklin. 
1789 
May 23. Sketch of services to the 
r. S. 

July 3. Franklin to. 
Sept. 5. Franklin to (irand & Co. 
1790 
Feb. 14. Jefferson to. 
Apr. 27. To Jefferson. 
July 16. Jefferson to. 
Aug. 1. Same. 
Oct. 13. Same. 

30. Collin, Nicholas, to. 
Nov. 27. Jefferson to. 



260 



INDEX 



Franklin, W. T. — Continued 
1791 
Apr. 6. Same. 

May 25. To Patrick Colquhoun. 
Oct. 19. Delbauve, Amelia. Receipt 
to. 
1792 

Jan 29. Peuillet, L , to. 

Apr. 20. To Robert Morris. 
June 13. Foustier, Joseph Jean Marie 
de. Certificate of marriage. 
1793 

Mar. 23. Bache, Sarah, to. 
Mar. Same. 

Apr. 11. Morris, Robert, jr. Trans- 
fer of bond. 

13. Jones, Cantwell. Bond. 
1793-7, Apr. 13-Jan. 1. Jones, Cant- 
well. Cash account. 

1793 
July 11. To Sarah Bache. 

29. Cadell, F . Account. 

Sept. 13. To Henry Drinker. 

Sept. Le Veillard, . Bill of 

exchange. 
Dec. 9. Drinker, Henry, to. 
1794, Mar. 12. To Henry Drinker. 
1794-6, May 7-Mar. 31. Calculation of 

interest. 
1794 

May 8. Drinker, Henry, to. 
29. Morris, Robert, jr., to. 
July 18. Note drawn on Robert Mor- 
ris, jr. 
Aug. 8. Morris, Robert, jr., to. 
Oct. 31. Lawless, Valentine Browne, 

to. 
Nov. 18. Morris, Robert, jr., to. 

19. McEvers, , to. 

29. Drinker, Henry, to. 
Dec. 5. Lawless, Valentine Browne, 
to. 

12. To Robert Morris, jr. 
22. Morris, Robert, jr., to. 

1795 
Jan. 17. Drinker, Henry, to. 
Feb. 7. Barclay, Robert, to. 
Mar. 12. To Henry Drinker. 

14. To Robert Morris, jr. 

May 1. Lancaster, Charles. Receipt. 
June 5. To Valentine Browne Law- 
less. 
10. Lawless to. 

13. Morris, Robert, jr., to 



Franklin, "W. T. — Continued 
1793 
June 25. Drinker, Henry, to. 
July 12. To Gouverneur Morris. 

12. To Robert Morris, jr. 
Dec. 14. Genet ?, Duporcet de, to. 
1796 

Oct. 1. Memorandum of merchan- 
dise. 
8. Marine insurance policy. 
1797 

Mar. 8. To Cantwell Jones. 
June 2. Fox, George, to. 

7. To Simond, Hankey & Son. 

8. Simond, Hankey & Son to. 
Aug. 26. Fox, George, to. 

1797 f Memorandum respecting Cant- 
well Jones's debt. 
1797? . Memo, respecting Jones's bond. 
1798 

Jan. 1. Fox, George, to. 

Feb. 7. Same. 

Apr. 27. Crawfurd, Robert, to. 

Nov. 5. Corsange & Co. to. 
1800 

July 19. Yochez, J , to Lauren^on. 

19. Yochez, J , to Dupont. 

1802 f, July 20. To Laurenfon. 

1809 

Feb. 28. Boyd, Frances W. Receipt 

to. 
Mar. 1. Same. 
July 5. Same. 

Oct. 18. Boyd, Frances W., to. 
29. Boyd, Frances W. Receipt to. 
1809?. Boyd, Frances W., to. 
1810 

Feb. 26. Same. 

28. Boyd, Frances W. Receipt to. 
Aug. 16. Boyd, Frances W., to. 
Oct. 29. Boyd, Frances W. Receipt 
to. 
1811 
Nov. 10. Madocks, William Alexan- 
der, to. 

20. Same. 
1812 

Aug. 25. Hottingue, , to. 

Sept. 2. Boyd, William, jr., to. 
18U 

Dec. 8. Draft on Frances W. Boyd. 
8. To Frances W. Boyd. 
1814, Jan. 12. Frances W. Boyd to. 



INDEX 



261 



Franklin, \V. T. — Continued 
1816 

Feb. 5. Clibborn, Lewis I't Co. to. 

23. Boyd, Frances W., to. 
Mar. 11. Colburn, Henry, to. 
Sept. 10. Herries, FanjuharA Co. to. 

20. Valpy, Eicbard, to. 
Nov. 6. Colburn, Henry, to. 
Dec. 18. To James ^lonroe. 

18. To John Quincy Adams. 

18?. To William Alexander. 

20. To Sir David Dundas. 

20. Alexander, William, to. 

23. Dundas, Sir David, to. 

24. Adams, John Quiney, to. 
1S16 f. Colburn, Henry, to. 
1816f. Same. 

1816?. Memorandum of Colburn's 

proposition. 
1816 f. "The Knights-Bridge Gazette." 
1817 

Jan. 1. Faulkner, T , to. 

.3. To T Faulkner. 

Apr. 24. Maraise, Frederic S. de, to. 
June 28. de Pougens to. 

30. Maraise to. 
July 14. Starbuck, Samuel, to. 
18. To Starbuck. 

21. Starbuck to. 

28. Dundas, Isabella, to. 
30. Beale, B , to. 

Aug. 6. Colquhoun, Patrick, to. 
15, Starbuck to. 

20. Same. 

21. Ilbery, J , to. 

24. Dundas, Isabella, to. 
Aug. Colburn, Henry, to. 
Sept. 8. de Pougens to. 

25. Anonymous to. 

29. Maraise to. 
Oct. 24. Same. 

Nov. 8. Marcet, Alexander John 
Gaspard, to William Allen. 
21. de Pougens to. 
1817 f 
Dec. 25. Forestier, Joseph Jt'an Marie 
de, to. 
1817? Alexander, AVilliam, to. 
1817? Colburn, Henry, to. 
1817? To Colburn. 
1817? Dundas, Isabella, to. 
1817? Maraise to. 
1818 
Jan. 15. Crapelet, G A , to. 



Franklin, W. T.— Continued 
1818 
Jan. IS. de Pougens to. 

19. Starbuck, Samuel, to. 
Feb. 2. Same. 

9. Same. 

12. Forestier Joseph .lean Marie 
de, to. 

16. Maraise to. 
18. de Pougens to. 
26. Starbuck to. 

28. Saint I'l-sin, .Marie ile, to. 
Apr. 11. Starbuck, Benjamin, to. 
.SO. de Pougens to. 

[ ? ]• To— ? 

[ ? ]. Colburn, Henry, to. 

[ ? ]. Memo, of natural history 

classification of eagle. 
[ ? ]. Memo, of amounts loaned 

Frances W. Boyd. 
[ ? ]. Copy for life of Benjamin 

Franklin. 
[ ? ]. Note respecting letter of 
Fothergill to Chorley. 
Franks, David S. Major and aid-de- 
camp, Continental Army. 
1781 

Oct. 16. Franklin to John Jay. 
Nov. 10. Castries to Franklin. 

22. Franklin, William Temple, to. 
Dec. 16. Same. 

17. Franklin to. 
1784 

Jan. 15. MifHin, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Jay. 
Mar. 31. Franklin to Henry Laurens. 
Apr. 16. Franklinand Jay toThomas 
MifHin. 
Frazer, James. • Capt., Englisli nnrrhaiil 
hriij ^^Amiti/." 
1779, Apr. Franklin to all commanders 
of United States armed ves- 
sels, 177S, June 22. 

Frazer, , of J'liiladi'ljiliia ? 

1788, Feb. 15. Franklin toThomas Jef- 
ferson. 
Free trade 

177.'>, July iM. Franklin. Free trade 
resolution. 
Frederick II (tlu- Great). Emperor of 
(ierinani/. 
1781 
Aug. 16. Franklin to John Adams. 

20. Franklin t(j John Jav. 



262 



INDEX 



French army in America. Artillery 
and military supplies at Bal- 
timore. 
1783 
Mar. 3. Segur to Vergennes. 
22. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Mar.?. Statement. 
Apr. 30. Vergennes to Franklin. 
[ ? ]. Anonymous to Continental 
Congress. 
French, Christopher. Major, British 
Army. 
1775, Aug. 17. Franklin to George 
Washington. 
Frey, Baron de. Capt., Pulaski's Le- 
fjion. 

1781, Dec. 5. Morris, Robert, to Frank- 

lin. 
Frey, . Capt. , American merchant- 
man. 

1782, June 25. Franklin to Robert 

Morris. 
Friends. Attitude toward Pennsylvania 
government: 

1740. Penn, Thomas, to Thomas Jack- 
son. 

Participation in government: 

1755, May 5. Friends in Phila. to 
Friends in London. 

Principles of: 

1817, Aug. 20. Starbuck, Samuel, to 
William Temple Franklin. 
Funkhausen ?, . 

1188, May 24. Franklin to. 
Gabriel Antonio de Bourbon. Prince 
of Spain. 

1775, Dec. 12. FrankUn to. 
Gage, Thomas. Major- General and Com- 
mander in chief, British Army 
in America. 

1766, Aug. 28. Baynton, Wharton & 
Morgan to Franklin. 

1775, Feb. 5. Bollan, WilHam, Ben- 
jamin FrankUn and Arthur 
Lee to the speakers of the 
various colonial assembUes. 
Galatheau & Co. French merchants. 

1780, Mar. 26. Franklin to John Han- 
cock. 
Gallaudet, Peter Wilhani 

1788, Apr. 23. FrankUn to Ferdinand 
Grand. 



Galloway, Joseph. Member, Pennsyl- 
vania Committee of Corre- 
spondence; Speaker of the 
Assembly; Loyalist. 
1766 
May 8. Pennsylvania. Committee of 
Correspondence to Jackson 
and Franklin. 
June 6. Same. 
1769, Apr. 18. Pennsylvania, Legisla- 
ture, Assembly Committee 
to Jackson and Franklin. 
1771 
Apr. 5. To Franklin. 
Oct. 15. Pennsylvania, Legislature, 
Assembly. Resolve. 
16. Pennsylvania. Committee of 
Correspondence to Franklin. 
1772 
Oct. 15. Pennsylvania, Legislature, 
Assembly. Resolve. 
16. Pennsylvania. Committee of 
Correspondence to Franklin. 
1779, May 5. Franklin to Benjamin 

Vaughan. 
1781 
May 13. Franklin, William Temple, 

to. 
July 26. Temple, John, to Franklin. 
Galvez, Bernardo, Conde. Governor of 
Louisiana. 
1781, Jan. 27. Franklin to WilUamCar- 
michael. 

Gant, . Episcopal postulant. 

1784, July 18. Franklin to Messrs. 
Weems & Gant. 
Garbet, Samuel. English author. 

1788, Aug. 8. Franklin to. 
Gardoqui, Joseph, Son & Co. U. S. 
Commercial Agent, Bilboa, 
Spain. 
1778 
Jan. 16. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
John Paul Jones. 
16. Lee, Arthur to Gustavus Co- 
nyngham. 
Gardoqui, Diego. Spanish diplomat; 
charge d'affaires to United 
States; Spanish minister to 
U. S. 
1783 
Feb. 6. Carmichael, William, to 
FrankUn. 



INDEX 



2(33 



Gardoqui — Continued 
1783 
Apr. 14. Same. 

1786, May 15. Franklin to John Jay. 

1787, June 11. Franklin to. 

1788, Oct. 26. .Same. 
Garrig-ues, , of PhUadeljtliia. 

ns'J, ;Mar. 2. Franklin to. 

Garvey, . ILim' hanker f 

17S9, Sept. 5. Franklin to Grand & Co. 

Gastillier, . Doctor of physic of 

Montargis. 
1785 f Franklin. List of person.s rec- 
ommended for membership 
in the American Philosoph- 
ical Society. 
Gates, Horatio. Maj. Gen., Continental 
Army. 
1780, Oct. 12. Anonymous, letter to 
Franklin. 

Gaudin, , 3Ir.-j. 

1786, Jan. 25. Franklin to. 
Gautier, Marc Francois. French can- 
nonier. 
1778, Aug. 22. Yergennes to Frank- 
lin. 
Gavarra, Abb6 

17S4, Feb. 14. Carmichael, AVilliam, to 
Franklin. 
Gayeres, Billion de. A commissary for 
French troops destined for 
America. 
1780, M&r. 10. Franklin to Robert Mor- 
ris. 
Genet, Duporcet de. Paris merchant f 
1795, Dec. 14. To William Temple 
Franklin. 
"General Mifliin." Americanprivateer, 
Caj>t. Hector McNeil. 
1778, Sept. 16. Sartine to Franklin, 
Adams and Lee. 
George III, Ki7ig of England. 

1764. Pennsylvania, Legislature. Pe- 
tition of Assembly to. 
1766, June 6. Pennsylvania. Commit- 
tee of Correspondence to 
Jackson and Franklin. 
1771, Apr. 5. Galloway, Joseph, to 

Franklin. 
1773 
June. Massachusetts, Legislature, 
House of Representatives. 
Petition to. 



George III — Continued 

1774 
Mar. 14. Young, William, and others 

to Franklin. 
Oct. 2t). Continental Congress. Pe- 
tition to. 
Dec. 24. Franklin to speakers of 
colonial assemblies. 
/775, Feb. 18. New Jersey, Legislature, 

As.sembly. Petition to. 
1775 f, Georgia, Legislature, House of 
Assembly. Addres.« to. 

1783, Mar. 17. Laurens, Henry, to 

Franklin. 

1784, May 6. Same. 
Georgia. Legislature: 

1774, Feb. 24-28. Assembly resolves. 
177 5 f House of Assembly. Address to 

the King. 
Supplies for: 

1778, Feb. 7. Plaigne, Emmanuel de, to 

Franklin. 

Gerard de Bayneval, Conrad .Vlexan- 

dre. French m in ister to C S. ; 

Secretary to Comte Yergennes. 

1778 

Apr. 1. To Franklin. 
Apr.?. Anonymus. Letter from a 
gentleman in America to his 
friend in France. 
July 6. Franklin. Memorandum re- 
spei'ting trade. 
.31. To Franklin. 
177.9, June 2. Franklin to Robert Morris. 
1781 

Feb. 19. Franklin to Jonathan Wil- 
liams. 
Mar. 11. Franklin to. 
Aug. 5. Same. 
Sept. 9. Sanu". 

13. Franklin to James Ix)vell. 
22. Franklin to. 
Dec. 10. Same. 
1783, May 7. Same. 

Giraud, . French refugee. 

1775, May 17. Dumas, Charles William 
Frederick, to Franklin. 
Gerbier, Humbert. French doctor of 
pJiy/ic. 
1785f Franklin. List of persons rec- 
ommended for membership 
in the American Philosoph- 
ical Society. 



264 



INDEX 



Germain, Lord George. Secy, of State 
for the Colonies. 
1777 

Feb. 7. Franklin, Deane and Lee to. 
Feb. -. Same. 

1780, Oct. 31. Fitzpatrick, William, to 

Franklin. 
German troops. Embarkation for Amer- 
ica. 

1782, June 25. Franklin to Robert Mor- 

ris. 
Germans in America. 

1781, Oct. 2. Franklin to John Ingen- 

housz. 
Germany. Treaty with U. S. 

1783, Oct. 29. Continental Congress. 

Instructions to the ministers 
of the U. S. 
[ ? ]. Continental Congress. Instruc- 
tions to Franklin. 

Gibbons, . English physician. 

1787, Aug. 6. Jefferson, Thomas, to 
Franklin. 

Giddings, . Capt. , Newhury, ^fass. , 

hrigantine "Fair Play. ' ' 
1779, May 26. Sartine to Franklin. 
Gillon, Alexander. Commodore South 
Carolina naval forces. 
1780 
Aug. 7. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin. 
June 13. Jones to Franklin. 
1781 
June 5. Franklin to John Adams. 
10. Franklin to Vergennes. 
17. Vergennes to Franklin. 
28. Franklin to. 
July 6. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Sept. 4. Franklin to Jean de Neuf- 

ville & Son. 
Oct. 16. Franklin to John Jay. 
Nov. 7. Franklin to John Adams. 
8. Franklin to John Laurens. 
23. Franklin to John Adams. 
26. Franklin to Jean de Neufville 
& Son. 
11182, June 25. Franklin to Robert Mor- 
ris. 

1787, Feb. 9. Franklin to ? 

Goddard, William. Publisher "Pennsyl- 
vania Chronicle. ' ' 
i767-6:5»,Feb.l6-June9. Franklin. List 
of papers in Goddard' s Penn- 
sylvania Chronicle written 

by. 



Gore, William. Capt. , 33d Regiment, Brit- 
ish Army. 
1782, Mar. 6. Lafayette to Comte de 
Jarnac. 

Gorham, Nathaniel. Prest. Continental 
Congress; 3fassachusettB Dele- 
gate. 

1786, July 18. Franklin to. 

1787, Nov. 14, Same. 

Gourlade & Moylan, Merchants and U. 
S. Commercial Agents, L' Ori- 
ent, France. 
1778 
Jan. 16. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
John Paul Jones. 
17. Lee, Arthur, to Jones. 
1780 
July 10. To Franklin. 
Aug. 7. Jones to Franklin. 
1781 
Jan. 20. Franklin to. 
Feb. 14. Same. 
Mar. 8. Same. 

8. Franklin to Jonathan Wil- 
liams, jr. 
Apr. 23. Franklin to. 
May 21. Franklin to. 
24. Franklin to Pothonnier & Co. 
1784, Jan. 12. Franklin to Vergennes. 

Gourlade, . Ij Orient merchant. 

1780 

Mar. 3. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin. 
Dec. 4. Same. 
8. Same. 

Gout 

17 SO, Oci.22. Franklin. Dialogue with. 
Remedies for: 

[ ? ]. Chautrey?, Due de, to Franklin. 
[ ? ]. Haton to Bertir. 
[ ? ]. McMahon to Franklin. 
Gouverneur, Isaac, jr. St. Eustatius mer- 
chant. 

1781 

Aug. 8. Franklin to William Hodg- 
son. 
Sept. 13. Franklin to James Lovell. 
Nov. 5. Same. 

19. Franklin to William Hodgson. 
22. Franklin to Isaac Gouverneur 
and Samuel Curson. 
Grace, Robert. Estate of 

17SU, Feb. 16. Franklin to Wm. ilail. 



INDEX 



265 



de Granchan, , of San Domingo f 

1785 f. Williams, Jonathan, jr., to 
Castries. 
Grand, Ferdinand. Paris banker. 
1777. Franklin and Deane to. 
1777. D'Aranda to. 
1777. To Franklin. 
1777 f La Balni', Magon de, to. 
1778 
Feb. 6. Franklin, Deane and Lee to. 
Apr. 6. Franklin to. 
1779, Mar. 17. Franklin to Vergennes. 

1780 
Jnne 13. Franklin to John Jay. 
Sept. 20. Franklin to Vergennes. 
20. Estimate of funds required. 

1781 

Jan. 11. Franklin, William Temple, 
to. 
27. Franklin to John Jay. 
27. Franklin to William Car- 
michael. 
Feb. 22. Franklin to John Adams. 

23. Franklin to. 
Apr. 12. Franklin to John Jay. 
May 11. Franklin to Francis Dana. 
July 6. Franklin to Vergennes. 

8. Franklin to AVilliam Hodgson. 
Aug. 23. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Oct. 2. Franklin to John Adams. 
Nov. 22. Franklin to Isaac Gouver- 

neur and Samuel Curson. 
Dec. 4. Morris, Robert, to Franklin. 
10. Franklin to Vergennes. 
10. Franklin to Gerard de Rayne- 

val. 
21. Vergennes to Franklin. 
27. Franklin to Vergennes. 

1782 

Jan. 1-3. Franklin. Diary. 

June 25. Franklin to Roliert Morris. 

1783 
Jan. 11. Morris, Robert, to FrankUn. 

25. Franklin to Vergennes. 
July 27. Franklin to Robert Morris. 
Dec. 8. Wilink, Wilhelm, & Jan; 
Nicholas it Jacob van Stap- 
horst and de la Lande it 
Bros, to Franklin. 
1784, Jan. 15-Feb. 4. Carmichael, Wil- 
liam, to Franklin. 
1784-6, Jan. 26-28. State of account of 
William Temple Franklin. 



Grand — Continued 
1784 
Feb. 2S. Laurens, Henry, to Franklin. 
May 6. Same. 
10. Same. 
1785 
June 2t). State nf ai-count of William 

Temple Franklin. 
July 25. Franklin to. 
Aug. 24. Account of bills drawn on 
Commissioners of V. S. at 
Paris. 
1786 

Jan. 29. Franklin to. 
Mar. 5. Same. 

20. Same. 
June 12. Same. 
July 11. Same. 
Aug. 15. Franklin to Le Roy. 
15. Franklin to. 
30. Durival, Jean, to. 
Sept. 5. Same. 
10. Same. 
12. To Franklin. 
Oct. 8. Franklin to. 
Dec. 31. Same. 
1787 

Jan. 2. Franklin to. 
Apr. 22. Same. 
Oct. 19. Same. 

22. Same. 
Nov. 20. Same. 
Dec. f). Same. 
1788 
Mar. 31. Same. 
Apr. 23. Same. 
June 7. Same. 
Nov. 10. Same. 
1789 

June 2tj. Same. 

26. Franklin to Rol)ert Morris. 
[ ? ]. Franklin to Battilliet. 

[ ? ]. Franklin to V 

[ ? ]. D'Aranda. Memorandinn of 
questions asked. 
Grand, Madan). 

1788, .Vpr. 23. Franklin to. 
Grand & Co. l'<iri.f hankim. 

1789, Sei>t. 5. Franklin to. 
Grand & Gautier. J'ar!.'> hankers. 

1788. June 7. Franklin to. 
Grandchain, Chevalier de, •>/ Parif. 
1787, Dec. 11. Franklin lo BarlV Mar- 
bois. 



266 



INDEX 



Granger, F R . Dunkirk? mer- 
chant. 

1781, Aug. 6. Franklin to. 
Grantham, Thomas Robinson, Baron. 

British Secretary of Foreign 
Affairs. 

1782, Sept. 11. Franklin to. 
Grasse, Francois Joseph Paul, Comte 

de. (Marquis de Tilly.) Lt. 
Gen., French Navy. 

1781 
Oct. 5. Franklin to John Adams. 
Nov. 26. Same. 

1782, Aug. 18. To Franklin. 
Gravel. Malady of. ;%?.- Stone or gravel. 
Gravesend (England). Description of 

i7;?6', July22-Oct. 11. Franklin. Jour- 
nal of voyage. 
Gravitation. Attraction during con- 
junction of sun and moon. 

1785, Apr. 29. Franklin to John In- 
genhousz. 
Gray, Thomas. Member, Committee, Mas- 
sacJmsetts Assembly. 

1764, June 25. Massachusetts, Legisla- 
ture. Committee of Assem- 
bly to Franklin. 
Great Britain. Grants of money to 
Provinces: 

1760, Sept. 25. Hamilton, James. 
Amendments proposed to act 
appointing agents. 

Differences with Colonies: 

1774- Franklin to printer of the Public 
Advertiser. 

1774- Franklin to printer of the Public 
Ledger. 

Attitude of Ministry toward Colonies: 

1775, Mar. 13. Franklin to Charles 
Thomson. 

Formation of Ministry: 

178.3, Mar. 17. Laurens, Henry, to 
Franklin. 

Political situation: 

1784, Feb. 3. Laurens, Henry, to Frank- 
lin. 

Demands of France: 

[ ? ]. Shelburne, Earl of. Notes of a 
speech. 
Green, Bartholomew. Tenant, Boston 
Cii!<tom-House. 

1770, Mar. 28. Boston Committee to 
Earl of Rochford. 



Greene, Nathanael. Maj. Qen., Conti- 
nental Army. 
1781 

May 19. Franklin to John Adams. 
Nov. 26. Same. 
Greene, William. Govr. of Rhode Island. 
178.5, Sept. 20. Franklin to. 

Green-wood, . Boston painter. 

1777, May 1. Franklin to Thomas 
Cushing. 
Grenville, George. First Lord of the 
Treasury and Chancellor of 
the Exchequer of Great Britain. 
1764, June 25. Massachusetts, Legisla- 
ture. Committee of Assem- 
bly to Franklin. 
Grenville, Thomas. Member of Parlia- 
ment, Great Britain. 
1782 
May 8. To Franklin. 
10. Same. 
10. Franklin to. 
June 21. Lafayette to Franklin. 
22. To Franklin. 
26. Franklin to Richard Oswald. 
June. To Franklin. 

Grieg, . Gottenbury merchant. 

1781, Sept. 10. Franklin to. 

Grieve, . Englishman. 

1781 

Mav 6. Franklin to Thomas Jeffer- 



6. Franklin to George Washington. 



Griffet, 

1781, 

Grivel, 

1785?. 



Capt., French merchant 
'^Thermis.^^ 
Franklin to Chevalier 



ship 
Oct. 20. 

de Veimerange 



Franklin. Listof persons recom- 
mended for membership in 
the American Philosophical 
Society. 
Grubb, Israel. V Orient merchant ? 
1780, June 26. Wharton, Samuel, and 
others to Franklin. 
Gruel, J . Nantes banker. 

1777, Jan. 28. Franklin, Deane and Lee 

to Thomas Morris. 

1778, Sept. 6. Franklin to Capt. Le- 

maire. 
Guerin, . Physician to the King of 



[ '! 



France. 
]. To Franklin. 



INDEX 



2Cu 



Ouez, . Fre7icli surgeon. 

1777, Apr. 14. Franklin to Richard 
Bache. 

Guiard, . Chaplain, St. Pierre 

du Mans, France. 
1784 
Sept. 6. To Franklin. 

12. Franklin to. 
Dec. 18. To Franklin. 
1785 
Jan. 18. To Fonteneau. 
Feb. 15. Same. 
Guichen, Luc Urbain, Comte du Boeuxic. 
Li. Gen., French Xavi/. 
1780, Oct. 12. Anonymous letter to 
Franklin. 

Guichet, . CapL, French merchant 

ship " Les Bons Enfants." 
1787, Oct. 7. Franklin to la Luzerne. 
Guillotin, Joseph Ignace. Paris physi- 
cian. 
1788 
May 4. Franklin to. 
June 8. Same. 
Hahn, Johann David. Natural philoso- 
pher. 
1774, Au^. 20. Franklin to. 
Haldane, Henry. Lt. of Engineers and 
aid-de-camp to Cornwallis. 
178^, June 10. Lafayette. Draft of dis- 
charge from parole. 
Hall, David. Late Philadelphia printei: 
1786, Feb. 16. Franklin to William 

Hall. 
1789, Oct. 26. Franklin to Gunning 
Bedford. 
Hall, Elijah. Lt, U. S. Nary. 

1778, Aug. 15. Jones, John Paul, to 
Franklin, Adams and Lee. 
Hall, James. CapL, Tea ship "Dart- 
mouth." 
177.3 

Dec. 10. Gushing, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
21. Gushing, Thomas, Samuel 
Adams, John Hancock and 
William Phillips to Frank- 
lin. 
Hallowell, Benjamin. Comptroller of 
Custom.% Boston. 
1773, June 15. Massachusetts, Legisla- 
ture, House of Representa- 
tives. Resolves respecting 
the Hutchinson letters, 
1772-3. 



Hamilton, Alexander. Lt Col. mid 

principal aide-de-camp to Gen. 

Wa.^ht)igton. 
1778 f, Apr.?. Anonymous. Letter from 

agentleman in America to his 

friend in France. 
Hamilton, James. Lt. Got:, Peniuti/l- 

rania. 

1760 
Sept. 25. Amendments proposed to 
act appointing agents to re- 
ceive money grante<l by 
Parliament. 
27. Reply to Pennsylvania Assem- 
bly on al)ove. 
Hamilton, Joseph. Physician, Hudson, 

N. y. 

1786, Oct. 10. FrankUn to Charles 
Pettit. 
Hamilton, William. Naturalist. 
1780 
Apr. 23. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 

Franklin. 
May 12. Same. 
Hancock, John. Member, Massachusetts 
House of Representatives; Del- 
egate to Continental Congress; 
J^esident of Congress; Govt, 
of Massachusetts. 

177S 

June 14. Gushing, Thomas to Frank- 
lin. 

Dec. 21. Gushing, Thomas, Samuel 
Adams, John Hancock and 
William Phillips t<> Frank- 
lin. 

1776, Apr. 13. Franklin to. 

1777, Dec. 4. Same. 

1780, Mar. 26. Same. 

1781, Sept. 21. Same. 

Hare, , Mrs. Knglishwoman. 

1784, Jan. 25. Franklin to. 
1786, Apr. 28. Same. 
Harison, Richard. New York merchant. 
1796, June 15. Low, Nichola.'^. Richard 
Harison, Joseph O. Hoff- 
man and William Hender- 
son. Bond. 
Harmar, Josiah. Col., V. S. Army. 

1784 
Jan. 14. Mifflin, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Jay. 
15. Same. 
17. Morris, Robert, to Frankhn. 



268 



INDEX 



Harmar — Continued 

1784 
Apr. 16. Franklin and Jay to Thomas 

Mifflin. 
May 10. Laurens, Henry to Frank- 
lin. 
Harris, Robert. Formerly Lt., U. S. S. 
' ' Reprisal. ' ' 
1789, May 23. Franklin. Certificate of 
ability of. 
Harrison, Benjamin. Virginia Delegate, 
Continental Congress. 
1777, Jan. 1. Continental Congress. 
Committee of Correspond- 
ence to Franklin. 
Harrow. Tale of the 

1782 f Franklin to ? 

Hartley, David. Member of Parliament; 
British Commissioner for nego- 
tiating peace with America. 
1775, Oct. 3. Franklin to. 
1777, Dec. 11. Franklin to Maj. Thorn- 
ton. 
1778 
June 16. Franklin to. 
July 13. Same. 
Oct. 9. To Franklin. 

20. Franklin to Felix Antoine Wy- 
bert, Joseph Lunt and Ed- 
ward Mackellar. 
1781, June 27. Franklin to V^ergennes. 
1782 
June 26. To Franklin. 
Oct. 29. Same. 
Nov. 8. Same. 
19. Same. 
1782f Vaughan, Benjamin, to Frank- 
lin. 
1783 

May 3. To Franklin. 
Aug. 29. Same. 
Sept. 7. Franklin to. 
Oct. 8. Same. 
11. To Franklin. 

25. Same. 

Nov. 19. To Charles James Fox. 
1784 
Jan. 28. To Franklin. 
Mar. 2. Same. 
11. Franklin to. 

26. To Franklin. 

28. Laurens, Henry, to Franklin. 
31. Franklin to Laurens. 
Apr. 7. Laurens to Franklin. 



Hartley — Continued 
1784 
May. 6. Same. 
July 27. To Franklin. 
Aug. 4. Same. 

1785, Mar. 18. Same. 

1786, May 15. Franklin to John Jay. 
1789 

June 4. Franklin to. 
Dec. 4. Same. 
Hartley, James 
1764-97. Anecdotes of life of Maj. Gen. 
James Hartley. 

Hartley, S , of London f 

1781, July 17. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to. 
de Harvelay, , of the French Treas- 
ury. 
1781 
June 10. Franklin to Vergennes. 
12. Franklin to Jean Durival. 
Hatch., Zephaniah. American prisoner. 
1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to William 
Hodgson. 

Haton, . 

[ ? ]. Extract of a letter to Bertir. 
Haydock, Eden. Estate of 

1789, Mar. 2. Franklin to Gar- 

rigues. 
Hall, William 

1786, Feb. 16. Franklin to. 
Hall & Sellers. Publishers ' ' Pennsyl- 
rania Gazette,^' Philadelphia. 
1788. Franklin to. 
Heberden, William. Physician. 

1780, May 12. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 

Franklin. 
Helvitius, Vigniville (Madam) 

1788, Apr. 23. Franklin to. 
Heminway, . American seaman? 

1781, Jan. 13. Franklin to Francis Cof- 

fyn. 
Henderson, William. New York mer- 
chant. 
1796, June 15. Low, Nicholas, Richard 
Harison, Joseph 0. Hoff- 
man and William Hender- 
son. Bond. 
Henly, William. Fellow, Royal Society. 
1777, Oct. 3. Ingenhousz, John, to 
Franklin. 
' ' Henry. " American privateer, of Boston, 
Capt. Thomas Benson. 
1788, Nov. 25. de Blome to Franklin. 



INDEX 



269 



Henry, David. Compiler of ' The finilh- Hodge^Continued 



)/i(/n'.t MiKjazliie." 
1789. Franklin to an American pub- 
lisher. 
Herries, Farquhar & Co. London 
haiiJccrif. 
1816, Sept. 10. To William Temple 
Franklin. 
Hessians 

1777, May 1. Franklin to John Win- 
tliro]). 
Hewson, Mary, Mr?, (nee Stevenson) 
178S, Jan. 27. Franklin to 
1786 
May 30. Same. 
30. Franklin to Wallace, Johnson & 
Muir. 
Sept. 21. Franklin to John Wilkes. 
Hickes, . 



1786, Mar. 6. Franklin to Andr6 
Limozin. 
Higgins, James. American seaman from 
Charleston, S. C. 
1778, July 15. Sartine to Franklin, | HogendorflF, 
Adams and Lee. 
Hill, Benjamin. Lieut., U. S. Nan^. 



1777 f Franklin, Deane and I^ee to 

Gustavua Conynghani. 
1781, Mar. 23. Franklin to Francis 
Coffyn. 
Hodgson, William.- London merchant. 
1781 
Jan. 30. Franklin to. 
Apr. 1. Same. 

25. Same. 
July 8. Same. 

17. Same. 
Aug. 8. Same. 
Oct. 31. Same. 
Nov. 19. Same. 

22. Franklin to Benjamin Vaughan. 
Dec. 15. Franklin to. 
Dec. Same. 
Hofifman, Joseph O. Xeir Yorkjnerchant. 
1796, June 15. Low, Nicholas, Richard 
Harison, Joseph (.). Hoff- 
man and William Hender- 
son. Bond. 



178S, May 10. Franklin to George 
j Washington. 

1779, June 18. Jones, John Paul, to Holker, Jean. Mircliant and French 



Franklin. 
Hill, Henry. Philadelphia merchant and 
member Pemvsylvania A.^.<^em- 
hly. 
1782, June 25. Franklin to Robert 
Morris. 
Hillegas, Michael. Treasurer of the 
United States. 
1777, 3Iar. 25. Franklin to. 
Hillsborough, Wills Hill, Lord. Secij. 
of State for Southern ( blonies, 
Great Britain. 
1772 f Franklin. Memorandum. 
Hinman, Elisha. Capt., U. S. Nar;/. 
1777, Nov. 25. Franklin, Deane and 
Lee to Thompson and Elisha 
Hinman. 



Consid General in I'nited 
States. 
1777, Dec. 4. Franklin to John Han- 
cock. 
1781 
Apr. 19. Franklin to Vicomte de 

Boudoire. 
June S. Franklin to George Clifford 

and Teysser. 
July 17. Franklin to Baron de Thun. 
IS. Franklin to Rev. Mr. Auer. 
1785, July 25. Franklin to. 
Holker, Jtihn.jr. J'tiiladrlphia merchant. 
1781 

Feb. 19. Franklin, William Temple, 

to. 
Sept. 13. Same. 



1778, Aug. 15. Jones, John Paul, to | Holland 



Franklin, Adams and Lee. 

Hobart, . Englishman. 

1781, Nov. 22. Franklin to. 
Hocksterin, Mrs., of Wurtemlnmj. 

1781, July 18. Franklin to Rev. Mr. 
Auer. 
Hodge, William, jr. Dunkirk merchant. 
1777. Franklin and Deane to Ferdinand 
Grand. 



1776 f Franklin, Deane and I.^e to de 

Brantzen. 
1778, Oct. 21. Vergennes to Franklin, 

Adams and Lee. 
1781 
Jan. 27. Franklin to John Jay. 
Aug. 20. Same. 
1782 

Jan. 18. Vergennes to Franklin. 



270 



INDEX. 



Holland — Continued 
17S-2 

Feb. 20. Same. 
17S3, Oct. 31. Boudinot, Elias. Speech 
to Peter John Van Berckel. 
Holland, States General. Envoy. See: 

Berckel, Peter John Van. 
Hollingsworth, Levi. Philadelphia mer- 
chant. 
1786, Mar. 19. Franklin to Le Couteulx 
&Co. 
Hollis, Brand 

1783, Oct. 5. Franklin to. 

Hood, . Messenger f 

1777, Apr. 9. Franklin to Rybot. 
Hooper, William. North Carolina Dele- 
gate to Continental Congress. 
1777, Jan. 1. Continental Congress. 
Committee of Correspond- 
ence to Franklin. 
Hope, Charles. Capt., armed vessel 
"Friendship." 
1776, Nov. 25. Dunlap's Maryland Ga- 
zette. 
Hopkins, Theodore 

1786, Jan. 29. Franklin to Ferdinand 

Grand. 
Hopkinson, Francis. Pennsylvania Dele- 
gate to Continental Congress; 
Judge of Admiralty, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

1781, Sept. 13. Franklin to. 

1782, Dec. 24. Same. 
1786 

Mar. 27. Same. 

June 3. Franklin to Thomas Lyttle- 
ton. 

1787, Oct. 14. Franklin to Thomas Jef- 

ferson. 
Hopper, Edward. American prisojier. 
1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to William 
Hodgson. 
Horneca, Fizeaux & Co. Amsterdam 
bankers. 
1779, Mar. 17. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Hortalez & Co. Firm name of Caron de 
Beaumarchais. 
1791, June 12. Franklin to Jean Duri- 
val. 

Hottingue, , of Paris. 

1812 
Aug. 25. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 



Hottingue — Continued 
1812 
Sept. 2. Boyd, William, jr., to Wil- 
liam Temple Franklin. 
d'Houdetot, Comtesse. 
1781, Sept. 21. Franklin to St. John. 
1787, Apr. 17. Franklm to. 
1787?. Same. 
Houdon, Jean Antoine. French sculp- 
ture. 
1785 
June 20. Franklin to. 
July 20. Franklin, William Temple, 
to Thomas Jefferson. 
21. Franklin to Thomas Jefferson. 
Howe, Mary. ( Mrs. William. ) 

1775? Jan.?. To Franklin. 
Howe, Richard, Viscount Langar. Vice- 
Admiral; Commander in Chief, 
British Navy in North America. 
1775?, Jan.?. Hovre, Mary, to Frank- 
lin. 
1776 
July 20. Franklin to. 
Aug. 16. To Franklin. 
Sept. 2-6. Continental Congress. 
Minutes of proceedings on 
Lord Howe's proposals. 
10. To Franklin. 

13-17. Continental Congress. Min- 
utes containing report of re- 
sult of conference with Lord 
Howe. 
1778 

Feb. 10. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin, Deane and Lee. 
Apr.?. Anonymous. Letter from a 
gentleman in America to his 
friend in France. 

Howe, Robert. Maj. Gen., Cordinental 
Army. 

1783, July 13. Boudinot, Elias, to 

Franklin, Adams and Jay. 
Howe, William, Viscount. Lt. Gen. of 
Ordnance, British Army. 

1784, Aug. 18. Franklin to. 
Huddlestone, Richard. Surgeon, 7th 

Foot, British Army. 
1776, Jan. ?. Franklin. Notes. 

Huger, . 

[ ? ]. To Franklin. 



INDEX 



271 



Hughes, Jonathan. Member, Pennsyl- 
vania Committee of Corre- 
spondence. Signature. 
1764, Nov. 1. Pennsylvania. Commit- 
tee of Correspondence to 
Richard Jackson. 
Hulme, Nathaniel. Physician, Royal 
College of Medicine, London. 
1784, Sept. 6. Guiard, , to Frank- 
lin. 
Hunter, John, of Hampton, To. 

1761, Oct. 9. Franklin to. 
Hunter ?, Polly. Wife of late Mr. Hunter 
of Virginia. 
1761, Oct. 9. Franklin to John Hunter. 

Hunter, ?, late of Virginia. 

1761, Oct. 9. Franklin to John Hunter. 
Huntington, Samuel. Prei^t. Continental 
Congress; Connecticut Delegate 
to Congress; Govr., Connecti- 
cut. 
1779, Oct. 16. To Franklin. 
1780 
Mar. 4. Franklin to. 
May 31. Same. 
July 12. To Franklin. 
Aug. 9. Franklin to. 

10. Same. 

Nov. 22. Continental Congress to 

King Louis XVI. 
Dec. 2. Franklin to. 

3. Same. 
1781 

Jan. 1. To Franklin. 

4. Same. 

Mar. 2. Same. , 

12. Franklin to. 
Apr. 21. Jay, John, to. 
May 14. Franklin to. 
June 11. Same. 

18. To Franklin. 

19. Same. 
July 5. Same. 

11. Franklin to. 
1787, Apr. 14. Same. 

Huske, . Member of Parliament, 

Great Britain. 
[ ? ]. Jackson, Richard, to Franklin. 
Huston, Alexander. Philadelphia mer- 
chant. 
1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 
to David Barclay, jr., jmd 
others^. 



Hutchins, Thoma.s. V. S. agent f at 

L' Orient. 

1780, June 2<J. Wharton, Samuel, and 

others to Franklin. 

Hutchinson, Tlioinas. Gorr. of Massa. 

/77V-.?, Dec. 2-31. Franklin. P]xtract8 

from correspondence. 
177^-d. Kninklin. Account of con- 
nection with affair of Hutch- 
inson letters. 
177S 
June 30. Cushing, Thomas, ta Frank- 
lin. 
Aug. 26. Same. 

Dec. 3. Pownall, John, to clerk of 
Privy Council. 
10. Cushing, Thomas, to Franklin. 
21. Cushing, Thomas, Samuel 
A<lams, John Hancock and 
William Phillips to Frank- 
lin. 
Hutchinson letters. 

177-2-S. Franklin. Account of connec- 
tion with affair. 
1773 
Mar. 24. Cushing, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
Apr. 20. Same. 
June 14. Same. 
1781, July 26. Temple, John, to Frank- 
lin. 
Hutton, James. Moravian. 
1778 
Feb. 1. Franklin to. 

12. Same. 
Mar. 4. To Franklin. 
June 23. Franklin to. 
178:.', July 7. Same. 
Hyde, Thomas Villiers, Baron 
1774, Dec. 18. Barclay, Da\id, to Frank- 
lin. 

Ilbery, J . 

1817, Aug. 21. To William Temple 
Franklin. 
Immigration to America. 

/777, May 1 . Franklin t<iSanuielCooi)er. 
7779 
May 4. Franklin to Thomas Viny. 
Nov. 1. Franklin to Joseph Reed. 
19. Franklin to Jonathan Wil- 
liams, jr. 
178:?, Jan. 4. Franklin to Henry Royle 
and others. 



272 



INDEX 



Immigration — Continued 

1782 f Franklin. Information to those 
who would remove to 
America. 

1783? Franklin to ? 

[ ? ]. Franklin to ? 

Impressment of seamen. 

1767? Franklin. Remarks on Judge 
Sir Michael Foster's argu- 
ment. 
Independence. 

1773, June 30. Gushing, Thomas, to 

Franklin. 
1783 
June 5-28. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 

Franklin. 
July 12. Franklin to Richard Oswald. 
Indians. 

1756, Dec. 6. Anonymous. Observa- 
tions on treaty-making power 
of inhabitants of Pennsyl- 
vania. 
1766, Aug. 28. Baynton, Wharton & 

Morgan to Franklin. 
1766 ? Franklin. Remarks on plan for 

reguJating Indian trade. 
1781. Franklin. Supplement to Boston 

Independent Chronicle. 
1782 
July 7. Franklin to James Hutton. 
Sept. 8. "Washington, George, to Sir 
Guv Carleton. 
1786 
July 6. Franklin toCharlesThomson. 
6. Franklin to John Jav. 
1787 
June 30. Franklin to a Cherokee In- 
dian queen. 
30. Franklin to a Cherokee chief. 
30. Franklin to "The Cornstalk." 
[ ? ], Apr. 9-10. Anonymous. Ex- 
tract of letter from Pennsyl- 
vania. 
[ ? ]. Franklin. Remarks concern- 
ing the savages of North 
America. 
Infection. Power in dead bodies. 
17S'>, Apr. 29. Franklin to John Ingen- 
housz. 
Ingenhousz, John. Phi/fdcian and Jiodij 
surgeon to Emperor of A ustria. 
1773 f. Franklin to. 
1777 
Aug.?. Same. 



Ingenhousz — Continued 
1777 
Sept. 15. To Franklin. 
Oct. 3. Same. 
1777? Franklin to 

1779, May 5. Franklin to Benjamin 

Vaughan. 

1780, May 3. To Franklin. 

1781, Oct. 2. Franklin to. 

1783, May 16. Same. 

1784, Jan. 16. Same. 
1785 

Apr. 29. Same. 

July 11. Franklin to Thomas Jeffer- 
son. 
1785 f Franklin. List of persons recom- 
mended for membership in 
the American Philosophical 
Society. 
1786 

June 27. Franklin to. 
Sept. 2. Same. 

4. Franklin to Jonathan Wil- 
liams, jr. 

1787, Feb. 12. Franklin to Charles 

Vaughan. 

1788, May 24. Franklin to. 
[ ? ]. Same. 

Ingersoll, Jared. Pennsylvania Delegate, 
Continental Congress. 
1781, Feb. 19. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to. 
1786, Dec. 31. Franklin to Edmund 
Randolph. 
Ingraham & Bromfield. Amsterdam 
merchants f 
1781, Dec. 6. Franklin to John Adams. 
Interest bills. Payment by France. 

1781, Nov. 5. Franklin to Robert Morris. 
Ireland. Colonial trade with: 
1766, Sept. 20. Pennsylvania. Commit- 
tee of Correspondence to 
Richard Jackson and Ben- 
jamin Franklin. 
Izard, Ralph. V. S. Commissioner to Court 
of Grand Duke of Tuscan;/. 

1778 

Feb. 6. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Ferdinand Grand. 
Sept. 25. Vergennes to Franklin, 

Adams and Lee. 
Oct. 19. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 



INDEX 



273 



Izard — Continnerl 

1750, Aug. 10. Franklin to Samuel 

Huntington. 

1751, Mar. 8. Franklin to Jonathan 

William?, jr. 
Jackson, Richard. Pennsiiliania Agent in 
London. 
17'J4, Nov. 1. Pennsylvania. Commit- 
tee of Corre.spondence to. 
1766 
May 8. Pennsylvania. Committee of 
Correspondence to Jackson 
and Franklin. 
June 6. Same. 
Sept. 20. Same. 
1767, Oct. 17. Same. 
1769, Apr. 18. Same. 
1780, Jan. 27. Maseres, Frances, to 
editor of Franklin's papers. 
[ ? ]. To Franklin. 
Jackson, Tlionias, of London f 

1740. Penn, Thomas, to 
Jackson, William. Capt. and Seqj. to 
John Laurens. 
1781 
Apr. 29. Franklinto John Adams. 
June 9. Franklin to. 
July 5. Same. 
6. Same. 

10. Same. 

11. Franklin to Fizeaux and Grand. 
11. Order. 

Aug. 23. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Oct. 16. Franklin to. 
Nov. 7. Franklin to John Adams. 
8. Franklin to John Laurens. 
23. Franklin to John Adams. 
26. Same. 
James, Abel. Philadelphia merchant; 
Member, Pennsylvania Com- 
mittee of Correspondence. 
1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 
to David Barclay, jr., and 
others. 



1771 
Oct. 



15. 



16. 



Pennsylvania, Legislature, 
Assembly. Resolve. 
Pennsylvania. Committee of 
Corre.«i)ondence to Franklin. 
17S0. To Franklin. 
1786, Mar. 19. Franklin to. 
James, Robert. Ixtte English phimcian. 
1779, May 10. Allairz, P , to Frank- 
lin. 
15885—05 18 



Jaug^e, S , et fils. Bordeaux tner- 

cha)it.'<. 
1785 f. Williams, Jonathan, jr., to 
Ca.'^tries. 
Jaume, (iuillaume, of Lyoivn. 
17S1, Dec. 7. Franklin to. 

Jarnac, , Comte de 

1782, Mar. 6. Uiyfayette to. 
Jay, Sir James. Physician; Member, New 
York Senate. 
1782, Nov. 27. Franklin. Discharge 
from parole of Capt. Francis 
Dundas. 
178!g. To Franklin. 
Jay, John. Prest., Congress; I'. S. Min- 
ister to Spain; Commissioner 
to negotiate peace trith Great 
Brita in; Com missioner to nego- 
tiate treaty of Commerce villi 
Great Britain; U. S. Secy. 
Foreign J/ZoiV.s. 
1779 
Oct. 4. Franklin to. 

16. Huntington, Samuel, to Frank- 
lin. 
1779 f. Lafayette to Franklin. 
1780 
]\Iay 19. Continentiil Congres.**. Re- 
solve. 
June 13. P>anklin to. 
Aug. 10. Franklin to Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 
Sept. 20. Grand, Ferdinand. Esti- 
mate of funds. 
1781 
Jan. 27. Franklin to William Car- 

michacl. 
Apr. 12. Franklinto. 

12. Franklin, William Temple, to. 

13. Same. 

21. To Samuel Huntington. 
May 5. Franklin to. 

19. Franklin to .\dams. 
June 4. Franklin to Vergennes. 

10. Same. 

18. Huntington to Franklin. 

19. Same. 

30. Franklinto. 

July 26. Franklin, William Temple. 

to. 
Aug. 16. Franklin to John Adams. 

20. Franklin to. 

24. Franklin to Mens. Brochiel. 

31. Franklin to John Adams. 



274 



INDEX 



Jay — Continued 
1781 
Sept. 4. Franklin to. 

29. Same. 
Oct. 16. Same. 

16. McKean, Thomas to Franklin. 
Nov. 22. Franklin, William Temple, 

to Jay and Adams. 
Dec. 10. Franklin to Vergennes. 
21. Vergennes to Franklin. 
1182 
Apr. 20. Digges, Thomas, to Lord 

Shelburne. 
June 25. Lafayette to Franklin. 
Sept. 25. Morris, Robert,to Franklin, 
Adams and Jay. 
28. Continental Congress. Form 
of commission to Franklin. 
Oct. 22. Washington, George to 

Franklin, Adams and Jay. 
Nov. 4. Oswald, Richard to Adams, 
Franklin and Jay. 

5. Adams, Franklin and Jay to 

Oswald. 

24. To Franklin. 

Dec. 3. Adams, John, to Franklin. 
1782?. Same. 
1783 

Jan. 2. Morris, Robert, to Franklin 
and Jay. 

6. Franklin to. 

Mar. 15. Carmichael, William, to 
Franklin. 

Apr. 14. Same. 

June 16. Boudinot, Elias, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Jay. 

28. Franklin and Jay to Vergennes. 
July 5. Vergennes to Franklin and 

Jay. 
7. Thun, Baron de, to Franklin 

and Jay. 
13. Boudinot, Elias, to Franklin, 
Adams and Jay. 
Sept. 10. Adams, Franklin and Jay 

to Boudinot. 
Oct. 8. Franklin to David Hartley. 

25. Hartley to Franklin. 

29. Continental Congress. In- 

structions to U. S. Ministers. 

Nov. 1. Boudinot, Elias, to Franklin, 
Adams and Jay. 
1784 

Jan. 14. Mifflin, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Jay. 



Jay — Continued 
1784 
Jan. 15-Feb. 4. Carmichael, Wil^ 

liam, to Franklin. 
Mar. 2. Hartley, David, to Franklin. 
Apr. 16. Franklin and Jay to Thom- 
as Mifflin. 
May 6. Laurens, Henry, to Franklin. 
13. Franklin to Jay and wife. 
1785 

Feb. 8. Franklin to. 
Mar. 7. Continental Congress. Re- 
solve. 
8. To Franklin. 
May 10. Franklin to. 
Sept. 21. Same. 
1786 
Jan. 3. Same. 

7. Same. 
May. 15. Same. 
July 6. Same. 
Aug. 24. Same. 
Nov. 21, Same. 
1787 f 

May ?. Franklin to ? 

Nov. 10. Franklin to. 
Jebb, John. Physician. 
1780, May 12. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 
Franklin. 
Jefferson, Thomas. Virginia Delegate to 
Continental Congress; Gover- 
nor of Virginia; U. S. Com- 
missioner to France; Commis- 
sioner to negotiate peace with 
Great Britain; Minister to 
France. 

1775, July 21. Copy of Franklin's Ar- 

ticles of Confederation. 

1776, Oct. 16. Continental Congress to 

Franklin, Dean and Jeffer- 
son. 
1781 

May 6. Franklin to. 

June 15. Continental Congress. Com- 
mission to Adams, Franklin, 
Laurens and Jefferson. 

18. Huntington, Samuel, to Frank- 

lin. 

19. Same. 

Aug. 16. Franklin to John Adams. 

20. Franklin to John Jay. 
Sept. 4. Same. 

1782, Apr. 20. Digges, Thomas, to Lord 
Shelburne. 



INDEX 



275 



Jefferson — Contimu'ci 
, 1783, Feb. To Franklin 
' 1784 

May 12. Continental Congress. Form 
of couiniission to Franklin, 
Jefferson and Adams. 
Nov. 25. To Franklin. 
1785 
June 20. Franklin. Account with 

U. S. 
July 11. Franklin to. 

20. Franklin, William Temple, to. 

21. Franklin to. 
Oct. 5. To Franklin. 

1785. Franklin. Memorandum to. 
1786 
Jan. 18. Franklin, William Temple, 
to. 
27. To Franklin. 
Mar. 20. Franklin to. 

26. Franklin, William Temple, to. 
May 7. To William TempleFranklin. 
Aug. 14. To Franklin. 
Oct. 8. Franklin to. 
Dec. 23. To Franklin. 
1787 
Apr. 19. Franklin to. 
Aug. 6. To Franklin. 
Oct. 14. Franklin to. 
1788 
Jan. 18. Franklin, William, to. 
Feb. 9. To William Franklin. 

15. Franklin to. 
Oct. 24. Same. 
1790 
Feb. 14. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Mar. 31. To Franklin. 
Apr. 27. Franklin, William Temple, 

to. 
July 16. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Aug. 1. Franklin, William Temple, to. 
Oct. 13. Same. 
1791, Apr. 6. Same. 
Jenifer, Daniel, of St. Thomas. 

1781, Sept. 13. Franklin to. 
Jenkins, John. Colonel. 
1786, Oct. 10. Franklin to Charles Pet- 
tit. 
Jennings, Edmund. Secretary to John 
Adams; British spy. 
1783 
Mar. 17. Laurens,Henry,toFrankliu. 



Jennings— Continue<l 

17 S3 

Aj>r. 4. Same. 

Aug. 27. Same. 

1784, F'eb. 3. Same. 

Jennings, . Capt., American mer- 

rhanl ship? 
1786, Mar. 9. Franklin to Ruellan. 
1789, Sept. 5. Franklin to Grande Co. 
Jersey privateers 

1778, May 27. Franklin to John Paul 
.lonrs. 
Johnson, Barton & Barry. Bordeaux 
merchants. 
1786, Nov. 19. Franklin to Champion 
de Cic^. 
Johnson, Joshua, Of Maryland. Xanfes 
and London merchant. 
1778, Apr. 23. Franklin to Le Roy. 
1781, Jan. 27. Franklin to WiUiamCar- 

michael. 
1783 
Oct. 16. Castries to Vergennes. 
Dec. 16. Barclay, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 

1784, Jan. 12. Franklin to Vergennes. 

1785, July 4. Franklin to Edward 

Bridgen. 
Johnson, Sir William. Col., Agent and 
Sole Supt. of Affairs of Six 
Nations and other Xorthem 
Indians. 
1766, Aug. 28. Baynton, Wharton & 
Morgan to Franklin. 

Johnston, H . 

1781, Feb. 23. Franklin to Ferdinand 
Grand. 

Johonnot, . American youth. 

1781, Dec. 7. Franklin to Guillaume 
Jaunae. 
Joly de Fleury, Jean Francois. Director 
General of Finance, Prance. 
1781 
May 21. Franklin to John Laurens. 
Aug. 23. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Oct. 22. Same. 
Dec. 21. Same. 
178£, Feb. 20. Same. 
Jones, Cantwell, of Delaware. 
1793 
Apr. 11. Bond to Robert Morris, jr. 
13. Bond to William Temple 
Franklin. 



276 



INDEK 



Jones — Continued 
179S-7 

Apr. 13-Jan. 1. Cash account with 

William Temple Franklin. 
Apr. 11-July 1. Account. 
1797 
Mar. 8. Franklin, William Temple, 

to. 
June 2. Fox, George, to William 

Temple Franklin. 
Aug. 26. Same. 
1797 f. Franklin, William Temple. 
Memorandum respecting 
Cantwell Jones's debt. 
1797. Franklin, William Temple. 

Memorandum. 
1798 
Jan. 1. Fox, George, to William Tem- 
ple Franklin. 
Feb. 7. Same. 
Jones, John Paul. Capt., U. S. Nany. 
1777. 
May 9. Morris, Lee, Whipple and Liv- 
ingston to Franklin, Deane 
and Lee. 
Dec. 15. To Franklin, Deaneand Lee. 
17. Franklin, Deane and Lee to. 
1778 
Jan. 10. Same. 

15. Same. 

16. Same. 

17. Lee, Arthur, to. 

18. Franklin and Deane to. 

Feb. 10. To Franklin, Deane and 

Lee. 
Apr. 22. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 

James Moylan. 
May 8. To Franklin, Deane and Lee. 
9. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 

16. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 

Thomas Simpson. 

17. Franklin, Adams and Lee to. 

18. To Frankhn. 

23. Franklin, Lee and Adams to. 
23. Franklin, William Temple, to. 
25. Lee, Adams and Franklin to. 
27. Franklin to. 

27. To Franklin, Adama and Lee. 

28. Same. 

June 1. To Franklin. 

3. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 

5. Same. 

6. To Franklin. 



Jones — Continued 
1778 
June 6. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

10. Franklin to. 
30. Same. 

July 4. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 

11. Franklin, Adams and Lee to de 

Sartine. 
Aug. 2. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 
10. Franklin and Adams to. 

15. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 
24. To Franklin. 

28. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 

30. Same. 

31. To Franklin. 

Sept. 4. Extractof letter to Franklin. 
14. To Franklin. 

18. Same. 

21. Same. 
24. Same. 

Oct. 2. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

12. Same. 

13. To William Temple Franklin. 

19. Same. 

19. To Franklin. 

22. Franklin, William Temple, to. 
28. To William Temple Franklin. 

Nov. 1. To Franklin. 

16. To William Temple FrankUn. 

27. To Franklin. 

Dec. 9. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 
1779 
Feb. 10. Franklin and Adams to. 
16. Franklin, William Temple, to. 
24. Franklin to. 
May 1. To Franklin. 
2. Same. 

8. Franklin, William Temple, to. 

9. Franklin to. 
19. Same. 

June 18. To Franklin. 
July 1. Same. 

8. Franklin to. 

9. To Franklin. 
12. Same. 

19. Franklin to. 
26. To Franklin. 

28. Same. 

28. Franklin to. 
30. To Franklin. 
Aug. 13. Same. 



INDEX 



277 



Jones — Contimu'd 

Sept. 7. Franklin to. 
17. ContiiK'ntal Cong;ress, Marine 
Committee. Extract of let- 
ter to Franklin. 
Oct. 3. To Franklin. 

4. Franklin to John Jay. 
6. Franklin, William Temple, to. 
11. To Franklin. 
15. Franklin to. 
Nov. 6. Sartine to Franklin. 
8. Franklin to. 
29. To Franklin. 
Nov. La Vauguyon to Franklin. 
Dec. 6. Franklin to. 
13. To Franklin. 
nSOy Jan. 16. Same. 
Feb. 12. Same. 
13. Same. 

19. Franklin to. 
21. To Franklin. 
23. Same. 

25. Same. 

Mar. 1. Franklin to. 

3. To Franklin. 

4. Chaumont to Franklin. 

6. To Franklin. 
8. Franklin to. 

13. To Franklin. 

14. Same. 
28. Same. 

31. Franklin to. 
Apr. 1. Same. 

4. To Franklin. 
June 1. Franklin to. 

4. Franklin, William Temple, to. 

7. Franklin to James Arthur 

Degge and other officers of 

the Alliance. 
13. Thevenard to. 
13. To Franklin. 
17. Same. 
21. Same. 
23. Same. 

26. Wharton, Samuel, andothersto 

Franklin. 

27. Franklin to. 
July 12. To Franklin. 
Aug. 7. Same. 

Sept. 23. Same. 
Oct. 13. Same. 

20. Same. 

Nov. 5. Franklin, William Temple,to. 



Jones — Continued 
177f> 
Nov. 11. To William Tt-nij)!.- Frank- 
lin. 

17. To Franklin. 
24. Same. 

2ri. Franklin to. 
Dec. 4. To Franklin. 
8. Same. 

18. Same. 

1781, Jan. 2. Lewis, Francis. Ques- 
tions in letter to Franklin. 
Feb. 14. Franklin to Gourlade & 

Moylan. 
Mar. 2. Huntington, Samuel, to 
Franklin. 
17. Franklin to Francis Lewis and 

the Admiralty Board. 
23. Franklin to Francis Coffyn. 
1781. Franklin. Supplement to the 
Boston Independent Chron- 
icle. 
178S, Nov. 6. Morris, Robert. Certifi- 
cate. 
Dec. 17. Franklin. Authority to. 
1784 
Jan. 12. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Mar. 25. Same. 

June 20. Castries to Franklin. 
1785, July 21. Franklin to. 
Jones, Noble Wiml)erley. Plnmcian; 
Member, Georgia House of 
Asseuihli/. 
1778 
Feb. 7. La I'laigne, Emmanuel 
Pierre de, to Franklin. 
8. Franklin to. 
Jones, Robert Wettest. .Sec;/., Philadel- 
phia Cotnmittee of City and 
Liberties. 

1775, Dec. 30. To Franklin. 
Jones, Sir William. English jurist. 

1770, May 28. F'ragment of Poly bins. 
Joseph, King of Portugal. Edict for- 
bidding intercourse with 
Americans. 

1776, July 5. Dunlap's ^Laryland Ga- 

zette, Postscript, 1776, Nov. 
25. 
Joy, Benjamin. 
1781 
Aug. 6. Franklin to Moses Brown. 
6. Franklin to Jean de Neufville 
«& Son. 



278 



INDEX 



Joyner, John. Capt., American mer- 
chantman. 
1781 
June 5. Franklin to John Adams. 
28. Franklin to Alexander Gillon. 
Judd, William. Major. 
1786, Oct. 10. Franklin to Charles 
Pettit. 
Eaig'hn & Attmore. Philadelphiabuild- 
ersf 
1786, Oct. 8. Franklin to Ferdinand 
Grand. 
Eeppel, August. Admiral and Com- 
mander in Chief, British 
Navy. 
[ ? ], July 31. Gerard de Rayneval 
to Franklin. 

Keralio, , Chevalier de 

1781, Mar. 2. Franklin to. 
[ ? ]. Same. 
Eillen, William. Chief Justice of Dela- 
tvare. 
1789, Oct. 26. Franklin to Isaac 
Broome. 
Eippis, Andrew. English biographer. 
1789, Franklin to an American pub- 
lisher. 
Knight, Giles. Member, Penna. Commit- 
tee of Correspondence. 
1766 

May 8. Pennsylvania. Committee of 
Correspondence to Richard 
Jackson and Benjamin 
Franklin. 
June 6. Same. 
" Knig-hts-Bridge Gazette," (The) 
1816?. Franklin, William Temple. 
"The Knights-Bridge Ga- 
zette." 
Enobelauch, Baron de. Lt. Col., Prus- 
sian Army. 

1777, Aug. 24. Franklin to George 

Washington. 
Koch, Jacob (ierard. Philadelphia mer- 
chant. 
1786, Oct. 8. Franklin to Ferdinand 
Grand. 
Kornmann & Co. 

1781, Nov. 21. Franklin to. 
Iia Balne, Magon de. 

1777 .'. To Ferdinand Grand. 
' ' La Belle Poule. " ( Poem. ) 

1778, Nov. 27. Neufville - Montador, 

Chevalier de. 



de la Br esse, . French officer. 

1776 
Sept. 15. Deane, Silas, to George 
Washington. 
15. Deane, Silas, to Committee of 
Congress for Secret Corre- 
spondence. 
Lacarre, . French littirateur. 

1783, Mar. 3. To Franklin. 
Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Joseph 

Roche Yves Gilbert du Mo- 
tier, Marquis de. Maj. Gen., 
Continental Army. 

1778, Dec. 29. Washington, George, to 

Franklin. 
1779 
Feb. 14. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Mar. 22. Franklin to. 
Aug. 19. Same. 

24. Same. 

29. To Franklin. 

29?. Franklin, William Temple. 
Description of sword pre- 
sented by Congress. 
Oct. 27. Continental Congress, Ma- 
rine Committee, to Franklin. 

1779. To Franklin. 
1781 

May 14. Franklin to. 
Aug. 23. Vergennes to Franklin. 
1782 
Mar. 6. To Comte de Jarnac. 
June 10. Draft of discharge of aides 
of Cornwallis from parole. 
11. To FrankUn. 
21. Same. 

25. Same. 

25. Franklin to. 
Sept. [?]. Memorandum respecting 
treaty between U. S. and 
Great Britain. 
Dec. 4. To Franklin. 

8. Same. 
Dec. Jay, John, to Franklin. 
1783 
Mar. 15. Carmichael, William, to 

Franklin. 
Apr. 14. Same. 
1783?. Memorandum respecting pre- 
liminary articles of peace. 

1784, Dec. 11. Lee, Richard Henry, to 

Franklin. 
1787, Oct. 19. Franklin to. 



INDEX 



27y 



Lafayette— Continued 
[ ? ]. Franklin and Lafayette. List 

of British cruelties. 
[ ? ]. To Franklin. 

Iia Goldie, . French merchant. 

1781, Apr. 23. Franklin to Gourlade & 
Moylan. 

LaflFon, , L'Abb^ 

17S4,YQh. 13. Le Carpentier, ,to. 

De la Hante, . Farmer General of 

France. 
i75i, Nov. 17. Farmers General. State- 
ment of account with Frank- 
lin and Deane. 

de la Haye, . Paris f merchant. 

1777, Mar. 15. Franklin to. 

De la Laag, . Fanner General of 

France. 
i75i, Nov. 17. Farmers General. State- 
ment of account with Frank- 
lin and Deane. 
La Luzerne, Anne C^sar, Chevalier de. 
French minister to the United 
States. 



1779 
Mar. 5. 
June 2. 



Franklin to. 

Franklin to Robert Morris. 
Aug. 10. Franklin to Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 
1781 

Mar. 8. Franklin to Jacques Necker. 
Sept. 22. Franklin to Gerard de Ray- 

neval. 
Oct. 5. Franklin to John Adams. 
1782, Feb. 20. Vergennes to Franklin. 
1787 

Oct. 7. Franklin to. 

Oct. Lafayette to Franklin. 

Lamaire, . Capt., and agent for 

purchase of supplies in France 
for Virginia. 
1778, Sept. 6. Franklin to. 
Lamps. Use of 

1786, Apr. 9. Franklin to Jonathan 
Williams, jr. 

Lamotte, . Formerly clerk to 

Franklin. 
1785, July 21. Franklin to Thomas Jef- 
ferson. 
Lancaster, Charles 
1795, May 1. Rei-eipt to William Tem- 
ple Franklin. 
Lancaster county. See: Pennsylvania, 
Lancaster county. 



de la Lande & Bros. Amsterdam mer- 
chantsf. 

1783, Dec. 8. Willink, Wilhclin ct Jan; 

Nicholas & Jacob Van Stap- 
horst and de la Lande & 
Bros, to Franklin. 

1784, April 15. Same. 
Landais, Pierre. Capt., U. S. Naiy. 

1779 
July 19. Franklin to John Paul 
Jones. 

28. Chaumont, Donatien Le Ray 

de, to Franklin. 
Oct. 2. Denmark, King Christian 

VIL Order releasing the 

Betseii and Union. 
15. Franklin to Jones. 
Nov. 8. Same. 

29. Jones to Franklin. 



1780 
Mar. 
June 
7. 



12. 
13. 
13. 
16. 
17. 
18. 

21, 
23, 
24 
26 



July 
Aug. 

Sept 



13. Same. 

7. Franklin to. 

Degge, James Arthur, John 
Bulkley and James Lynd to 
Franklin. 

Franklin to James .Vrtluir 
Degge and other officers of 
the Alliance. 

To James Arthur Degge. 

Jones to Franklin. 

Thevenard to Jones. 

Franklin to. 

Jones to Franklin. 

Franklin. Questions put to 
John Adams. 

Jones to Franklin. 

Same. 

Franklin to. 

Wharton, Samuel, and others 
to. 

Franklin to commanding offi- 
cer of the Alliance. 

12. Jones to Franklin. 

10. Franklin to Sanmel Hunt- 
ington. 

8. Cooper, Samuel. Extract of 
letter to Franklin. 



1781 

Jan. 2. Lewis, Francis. Questions 

in letter to Franklin. 

It). Morris, Robert, to Franklin. 

^hlr. 17. Franklin to Francis Lewis 

and the Adnyralty Board. 



280 



INDEX 



Liaudais — Continued 
1783 

Oct. 16. Castries to Vergennes. 
Nov. 13. Chardon to Vergennes. 
Dec. -. Franklin. Notes on Thomas 
Barclay's letter. 
1784, Jan. 12. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Landriani, Marsilio. Italian natural 
philosopher. 
1787, Oct. 14. Franklin to. 
La Neufville, Baron de. Formerly Brig. 
Gen., Continental Army. 
1779, Mar. 6. Franklin to. 
Lansdowne, "William Petty, Marquis of. 
1784?. To Franklin. See also: Shel- 
burne. 
La Plaigne, Emmanuel Pierre de. 
Capt., 1st Georgia Regt., Con- 
tinental Army. 
1778 

Feb. 7. To Franklin. 
18. Franklin to Noble Wimberley 
Jones. 
La Porte, Jean B. Intendant at Brest. 
1778 

Aug. 10. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
22. Sartine to Vergennes. 
30. Jones, John Paul, to Franklin, 
Adams and Lee. 
La Prevalye, Pierre Dumas, Marquis de. 
Commandant of Brest. 
1778 
Aug. 28, Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Lee. 
30. Same. 
Lardner, Lynford. Member of Council, 
Pennsylrania. 
1758, Sept. 16. Franklin to James 
Logan. 
La Roche, L'Abb^ de 
1786 

Apr. 8. Franklin to. 
Nov. 20. Same. 
La Rochefoucauld d'Anville, Louis 
Alexander, Due de la Roche- 
Guyon et de 
1777, Sept. 10. Franklin to George 

Washington. 
1785?. Franklin. List of persons recom- 
mended for membership in 
the American Philosophical 
Society. 



La Rochefoucauld d'Anville — Con. 

1787 
Oct. 14. Franklin to. 
19. Same. 

1788, Oct. 22. Franklin to. 

1789, Nov. 13. Same. 

La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt ? Fran- 
cois Alexandre' Frederic, Due 
de. See: La Rochefoucauld 
d'Anville, Louis Alexander, 
Due de la Roche-Guyon 
et de. 

La Ruelliere, . French consul at 

Madeira. 
1778, Feb. 15. To de Sartine. 

Lathrop, John. Boston clergyman. 
1788, May 31. Franklin to. 

La Touche-Treville, Louis R6a6 Vas- 
sor, Vicomte de. Capt., 
French Navy; chef d'escadre, 
De Grasse's fleet. 
1778, July 18. Sartine to Franklin, Ad- 
ams and Lee. 

Lauren^on, , of Paris? 

1800, July 19. Vochez, J , to. 

Iii02, July 20. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to. 

Laurens, Henry. President Continental 
Congress; U. S. Minister to 
Holland; Commissioner for 
negotiating peace with Great 
Britain; Commissioner for 
negotiating a commercial treaty 
with Great Britain. 



1778, Mar 


31. Franklin to. 


1780 






June 


6. 


Franklin to Jean de Neufville 

&Son. 


15. 


Same. 


Aug. 


10 


Franklin to Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 


Sept. 


2C 


). Grand, Ferdinand. Esti- 
mate of funds. 


Oct. 


31 


Fitzpatrick, William, to 
Franklin. 


1781 






Jan. 


4. 


Huntington, Samuel, to 
Franklin. 


Feb. 


22. 


Franklin to John Adams. 


Apr. 


12. 


Franklin to John Jay. 


Mav. 


5. 


Same. 



June 4. Franklin to Vergennes. 
10. Same. 



INDEX 



281 



Iiaurens — ContiiHU'd 
1181 
June 15. Continental Congress. Com- 
mission to Adams, Franklin, 
Laurens and Jefferson. 

18. Huntington, Samuel, to Frank- 

lin. 

19. Same. 
July 5. Same. 

Aug. 16. Franklin to John Adams. 

20. Franklin to John Jay. 
31. FrankUn to John Adams. 

Sept. 4. FrankUn to John Jay. 
Oct. 5. Franklin to John Adams. 
Nov. 7. Same. 

22. Franklin to Benjamin Vaughan. 
Dec. 10. Franklin to Vergennes. 

21. Vergennes to Franklin. 

Dec. Franklin to Edmund Burke. | 
11/82 

Apr. 20. Digges, Thomas, to Lord 
Shelburne. 

June 24. To Franklin. 

Dec. 3. Adams, John, to Franklin. 
1783 

Mar. 6. To Franklin. 

17. Same. 
Apr. 4. Same. 
July 17. Same. 
Aug. 21. Franklin to. 

27. To Franklin. 
Dec. 6. Franklin to. 
1-784 

Feb. 3. To Franklin. 

12. Franklin to. 

27. Vaughan, Benjamin, to. 

28. To Franklin. 
Mar. 12. Franklin to. 

26. Hartley, David, to. 

28. To Franklin. 

29. Same. 

31. Franklin to. 
Apr. 7. To Franklin. 

18. Same. 

29. Franklin to. 
May 6. To Franklin. 
10. Same. 

13. Franklin to. 

Laurens, John. Li. Col., aide-de-camp 
to Wasltinglon; U. S. Special 
Mini.'<l('r to France. 
1778 f, Apr.?. Anonymous. Letter from 
a gentleman in America to 
his friend in France. 



Laurens — Continued 

1779, Oct. 16. Huntington, Samuel, to 

Franklin. 

1780, Dec. 27. Continental Congress to 

Franklin. 
1781 
Jan. 1. Huntington, Sanmel, to 

Franklin. 
Apr. 12. Franklin to John Jay. 
12 ?. Franklin. Memorandum. 
21. Franklin to John D. Schweig- 
hauser. 

29. Franklin to John Adams. 
May 4. Franklin to. 

5. Franklin to John Jay. 

21. Franklin to. 

24. Franklin to Pothonnier & Co. 

25. Franklin to Samuel Cooper. 
June 4. Franklin to Vergennes. 

5. Franklin to John Adams. 

9. Franklin to William Jackson. 
10. Franklin to Vergennes. 
17. Vergennes to Franklin. 

30. Franklin to Fizeaux «& Grand. 
July 6. Franklin to Vergennes. 

10. Franklin to de Veimerange. 
Aug. 23. Vergennes to Franklin. 
24. Franklin to William Carmi- 
chael. 
Sept. 20. Same. 

Nov. 7. Franklin to John Adams. 
8. Franklin to. 

22. Franklin to Benjamin Vaughan. 
1783 

Jan. 22. Morris, Robert, to Franklin. 
Feb. 20. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Sept. 28. Continental Congress. 
Form of conunission to 
Franklin. 
Laurens, Martha. Dnutjhttrof ]I< nnj. 
17S1, Dec. 29. Franklin to. 

Lauren, de. I'\ench army officerf 

1777, June 6. Franklin to 

Lavallette, de. 

17Si:, Apr. 10. To Franklin. 
Lavau, Thierry de. Prmch sirindler. 
1781, Aug. 19. Franklin to I^ Noir. 
La Vauguyon, Paul Francois deQu^len, 
Due de. French AmbasKador 
to Holland. 
1779 
Nov. 29. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin. 
Xov. To Franklin. 



282 



INDEX 



lia Vauguyon — Continued 
1179 
Dec. 6. Franklin to Jones. 

1782, Oct. 29. Hartley, David, to Frank- 

lin. 
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent. French 
chem ist. 
1781, Oct. 2. Franklin to John Ingen- 

housz. 
1788, Sept. 17. Franklin to Julien 
David Le Roy. 
Lawless, Valentine Browne. Irish 
2Xttriot. 
1794 
Oct. 31. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Dec. 5. Same. 

12. Franklin, William Temple, to 
Robert Morris, jr. 
179S 
June 5. Franklin, William Temple, 
to. 
10. To William Temple Franklin. 
July 12. Franklin, William Temple, 
to Robert Morris, jr. 
Lea & Obrien. London merchants? 

1786, Jan. 29. Franklin to Ferdinand 

Grand. 
Leamy, . 

1787, June 11. Franklin to Diego Gar- 

doqui. 
Le Carpentier, Jean Baptiste ? French 
politician. 
1784 
Feb. 13. To L'Abb^ Laffon. 
June 15. To Franklin. 
Le Couteulx & Co. Paris bankers. 
1781, June 8. Morris, Robert, to Frank- 
lin. 

1783, July 27. Franklin to Robert Mor- 

ri.«. 

1786, Mar. 19. Franklin to. 
Lee, Arthur. London attorney; Massa- 
ehzisetts agent in Great Brit- 
ain; U. S. Commissioner to 
France; Member, Virginia 
House of Burgesses. 

1773, June 16. Gushing, Thomas, to 
Franklin or Lee. 

1775, Feb. 5. Bollan, William, Benja- 
min Franklin and Arthur 
Lee to the speakers of the 
various colonial assemblies. 

1776? Franklin, Deane and Lee to de 
Brantzen. 



Lee — Continued 
1777 
Jan. 26. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Samuel Nicholson. 
26. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Montaudouin Bros. 
26. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Thomas Morris. 
28. Same. 
Feb. 7. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Lord George Germain. 
Apr. 2. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Lord Stormont. 
26. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Ponte de Lima. 
Apr. — . Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Stormont. 
May 9. Morris, Lee, Whipple and 
Livingston to Franklin, 
Deane and Lee. 
July 16. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Felix Antoine Castrioto. 
31. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

William Lee. 
31. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Thomas Morris. 
Aug. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

George Washington. 
Oct. 7. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Committee of Foreign Af- 
fairs. 
Oct.? Franklin, Adams and Lee to 

Stephen Sayre. 
Nov. 25. Franklin, Deane and Lee 
to Thomas Thompson and 
Elisha Hinman. 
Dec. 15. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin, Deane and Lee. 
17. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Jones. 
Dec. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Ambassadors at Paris. 
1777? Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Gustavus Conyngham. 
1777? To Leogane & Co. 
1778 
Jan. 16. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Jones. 
17. To Jones. 
Feb. 6. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Ferdinand Grand. 
10. Jones to Franklin, Deane and 

Lee. 
23. Franklin to. 



INDEX 



283 



Lee — Continued 
1718 
Feb. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Jonathan Williams, jr. 
Apr. 2. Extract of letter to Secret 
Committee of Congress. 
6. Franklin to Ferdinand Grand. 
10. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 
Charles William Frederick 
Dumas. 
22. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 

James Moylan. 
22. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 
John Ross. 

22. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 

S Bersolle. 

May 9. Jones to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
13. Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

15. Same. 

16. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 

Thomas Simpson. 

17. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 

Jones. 

23. Same. 
25. Same. 

27. Jones to Franklin, Adams and 

Lee. 

28. Same. 

June 3. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
3. Jones to Franklin, Adams and 
Lee. 

5. Jones to Franklin, Lee and 

Adams and de Sartine. 

6. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 
11. Franklin, Lee and Adams to 
any captain bound to Amer- 
ica. 

June. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 
Lord North. 

July 4. Jones to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
11. Franklin, Adams and I^ee to 
de Sartme. 

14. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 

15. Same. 
18. Same. 

Aug. 2. Jones to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 



Lee — Continued 

ms 

Aug. 10. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

15. Jones to Franklin, Adam.s and 

Lee. 

16. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 

Paulze. 
28. Jones to Franklin, Adams and 

Lee. 
30. Same. 
Sept. 6. Franklin to Capt. Lemaire. 
6. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 
9. Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 
16. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 
21. Same. 

24. Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 

25. Same. 
27. Same. 

Oct. 1. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
2. Same. 
8. Naples, Amba.«.sador of, to 

Franklin, .\dams and Lee. 
12. Sartine, to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

16. Same. 

17. Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 
19. Sartine to FrankUn, Adams 
and Lee. 

26. Same. 
30. Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 
Nov. 5. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
6. Same. 
12. Same. 
14. Same. 
16. Same. 
Dec. 1. Same. 

18. Vergennes to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

22. Sartine to Franklin, .\dams 
and Lee. 
1778f. Memorandum. 
1779, Mar. 13. Franklin to. 
1780 
Mar. 3. Jones to Franklin. 



284 



INDEX 



Lee — Continued 
1870 
June 17. Franklin to Jones. 

21. Jones to Franklin. 
July 12. Same. 

Aug. 10. Franklin to Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 
Nov. 11. Jones to William Temple 

Franklin. 
Dec. 18. Jones to Franklin. 
1781 
Jan. 27. Franklin to "William Car- 

michael. 
Mar. 8. Franklin to Jonathan Wil- 
liams, jr. 
June 12. Franklin to Jean Durival. 
13. Jones to Franklin. 
Sept. 8. Cooper, Samuel. Extract of 
letter to Franklin. 
1788, Oct. 16. Castries to Vergennes. 
[ ? ]. Franklin, Deane? and Lee to 

Adams. 

[ ? ]. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

F. & A. Dubbeldemuts. 
[ ? ]. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Jonathan Williams, jr. 
Lee, John. Atty. at Laiu, London. 
1774, Jan. 11-29. Franklin. Examina- 
tion before Committee of 
Privy Council. 
Lee, Eichard Henry. Virginia Delegate 
to Continental Congress; Prest. 
of Congress. 
1777 
Jan. 1. Continental Congress. Com- 
mittee of Correspondence to 
Franklin. 
May 9. Morris, Lee, Whipple and 
Livingston to Franklin, 
Deane and Lee. 
1784 

Dec. 11. To Franklin. 
14. Same. 
Lee, William. U. S. Commercial Agent 
at Nantes. 
1777 
July 31. Franklin, Deane and Lee to. 
July?. Franklin and Deane to Wil- 
liam Lee and Thomas Morris. 
1778 
Jan. 18. Franklin and Deane to John 

Paul Jones. 
Feb. 6. Franklin and Deane to Fer- 
dinand Grand. 



Lee — Continued 
1778 
May 25. Franklin, Adams and Lee 
to Jonathan Williams, jr. 
1783, Oct. 16. Castries to Vergennes. 
[ ? ]. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Jonathan Williams, jr. 

Le Fort, , Baron 

1783, Mar. 15. Carmichael, William to 
Franklin. 
Legg-e, William, Earl of Dartmouth. 

See: Dartmouth. 
Lemon, Clement. Capt. , Boston merchant 
ship. 
1781 
Aug. 28. Franklin to George Little 

and others. 
Sept. 2. Franklin to St. John. 
21. Franklin to John Hancock. 

Le Mozier, . Caen merchant. 

1781, Sept. 2. Franklin to M. St. John. 
Lennox (Mrs.), of Baltimore. 

1786, Apr. 4. Franklin to Comtesse de 
Beniousky. 
Leogane&Co. U.S. Commercial Agents, 
Corunna, Spain. 
1777 f Lee, Arthur, to. 
1778, Jan. 16. Franklin, Deane and Lee 
to John Paul Jones. 
Lenoir, Jean Charles Pierre. French 
Councillor of State and Fi- 
nance. 
1781, Aug. 19. Franklin to. 
1783, Sept. 27. To Franklin. 

1786, Aug. 15. Franklin to Le Roy. 
Le Roy, Julien David. Director, French 

Academy. 

1777 f To Franklin. 

1781, Oct. 2. Franklin to John Ingen- 
housz. 

1785, June 20. Franklin to Jean An- 
toine Houdon. 

1785? Franklin. List of persons recom- 
mended for membership in 
the American Philosophical 
Society. 

1786 
Aug. 15. Franklin to. 
Oct. 2. Same. 

1787, Oct. 19. Same. 
1788 

Sept. 17. Same. 
Oct. 25. Same. 
Dec. 18. Same. 



INDEX 



285 



Le Boy, . C'herhour(j mrn-ltmil. 

J77S. Apr. 2:!. Franklin to. 

1750, May 3. Ingenhousz, John, to 

Franklin, 
le Sage, d'Antun. J'aris sharper. 

1751, Sept. 9. Franklin, William Tem- 

ple, to Shaffer. 

Le Seurse, . French Co)isiil at 

Xire. 
177S 
May 20. Botson, Henry, to. 
June S. To de Sartine. 

L'Estevenon de Berkenroode, . 

1783 

Apr. 10. To Franklin. 
Aug. 15. Same. 
L'Estrade, Claude, Baron de. lA. Col., 
Regiment (Jdlinais. 
1783, .\pr. 23. Washington to Franklin. 
Lettsom, John Coakley. Phi/xician; Fel- 
low, Roynl Society of London. 
1788, May 15. Franklin to. 
Le Veillard, Louis. Mai/or of Fassy. 
1780.' James, Abel, to Franklin. 
1781 

Feb. 19. Franklin, William Temple, 
to William Franklin. 

19. Franklin, William Temple, to 

Sarah Bache. 

20. Franklin, William Temple, to. 
Mar. 22. Same. 

Sept. 14. Franklin, William Temple, 
to Sarah Bache. 
1785 f Franklin. List of persons recom- 
mended for membership in 
the American Philosophical 
Society. 
1788 

Feb. 17. Franklin to. 
Apr. 22. Same. 
1789 

Sept. 5. Same. 
Nov. 13. Same. 

13. Franklin to La Rochefoucauld. 
1793, Sept. — . Bill of exchange. 
Lewis, Francis. New York Delegate, Co)i- 
tinental Congres.'<; Cominix- 
sioner. Board of Admiralty. 
1780, Mar. 28. To Franklin. 
1781 
Jan. 2. Questions inletterto Franklin. 
Mar. 17. Franklin to Francis Lewi.'^ 
and the Admiralty Board. 
17. Franklin to. 
May 16. Same. 



L'houmande, Jeudy de. 

1781, Dec. 10. To Franklin. 
Light. Phenomena of: 

[ ? ] Williams, Jonathan, jr. A 

critical review of ol)serva- 

tions on the jthenomeua of 

light. 
Lightning, Effects of: 

1777, Aug. Franklin to John Ingen- 

housz. 
1777^ Same. 
Conductors: 
177^, Aug. 21. Cavendish, Henry, and 

others. Report to the Royal 

Societv. 



1777 
Sept. 



John, to 



15. Ingenhou.«z, 
Franklin. 
Oct. 3. Same. 
Lima, Viscount de Pont6 de. Portuguese 
Ambassador to France. 
1777, Apr. 26. Franklin, Deane and 
Lee to. 
Limozin, Andr4. Havre banker and 
U. S. agent for prizes. 
1777 f, July? Franklin and Deane to 
William Lee and Thomas 
Morris. 
1785, July 25. Franklin to. 
1786 
Jan. 29. Same. 

29. Franklin to Ferdinand Grand. 
Mar. 6. Franklin to. 
1789, Sept. 5. Franklin to Grand ct Co. 
Lincoln, Benjamin. }faj. Gen. and Secy, 
of War. 
1782, June 11. Lafayette to Franklin. 

Lith, , of Bayrenth. 

1777, Apr. 6. Franklin to. 
Little, George. Capt., Bo.tton merchant 
ship. 



1781 
Aug. 

Sept. 
21. 



Littl 



28. Franklin to Cieorgt 

and others. 
2. Franklin to St. John. 
Franklin to John Hancock. 



Liverzey, 

1766 
:\Iav 8. 



Thomas. 
Committee 



} f ember , Penna. 
if Correspondence. 



Pennsylvania Committee of 
Corresi)ondence to Richard 
Jackson and Benjamin 
Franklin. 
June 6. Same. 
1707, Oct. 17. Same. 



286 



INDEX 



liiverzey — Continued 

1771, Oct. 15. Pennsylvania, Legisla- 
ture, Assembly. Resolve. 
Livingston, Philip. New York Delegate, 
Continental Congress. 
1777, May 9. Morris, Lee, Whipple 
and Livingston to Franklin, 
Deane and Lee. 
Livingston, Eobert R. U. S. Secretary 
of Foreign Affairs; Chancillor 
of New York. 
1783 
June 25. Franklin to Robert Morris. 

25. Franklin to. 
Sept. 3. Same. 

Oct. 14. Franklin. Extract of let- 
ter to. 
Nov. 8. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Dec. 5. Franklin. Extract of letter 
to. 
178S 

Apr. 15. Franklin to. 
June 16. Boudinot, Elias, to Frank- 
lin. 
18. Same. 
July 22. Franklin to. 
Loans to the United States. Dutch: 
1781 

Nov. 8. Franklin to John Laurens. 
Dec. 10. Franklin to A'ergennes. 
10. Franklin to Gerard de Rayne- 

val. 
27. Franklin to Vergennes. 
31. Vergennes to Franklin. 

1783, Jan. 1-3. FrankUn. Diary. 

1784, Apr. 15. Willink, Wilhelm & 

Jan; Nicholas & Jacob van 
Staphorst and de la Lande 
& Bros, to Franklin. 
French : 
1777 
Jan. 14-Dec. 18. Franklin and Deane. 
Extracts of correspondence. 
Mar. 12. Franklin, Deane and Lee. 
Extract to Committee of 
Foreign Affairs. 
1780, Sept. 20. Franklin to Vergennes. 
1781 

Apr. 12. Franklin to Triol, Roux 

&Co. 
June 17. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Aug. 23. Same. 
Nov. 5. Franklin to Robert Morris. 



Loans — Continued 
1781 
Nov. 17. Farmers General. State- 
ment of account with Frank- 
lin and Deane. 
Dec. 21. Vergennes to Franklin. 
1783 
Feb. 20. Same. 

Nov. 8. Franklin to Vergennes. 
1783 
Jan. 11. Morris, Robert, to Franklin, 

25. Franklin to Vergennes. 
July 4. Same. 
27. Franklin to Robert Morris. 
1786 

Aug. 30. Durival, Jean, to Ferdinand 

Grand. 
Sept. 10. Same. 

Dec. 31. Franklin to Ferdinand 
Grand. 
1787 
Jan. 2. Same. 

Feb. 8. Thomson, Charles, to Frank- 
lin. 
Logan, James. Statesman. 
1747-8, Mar. 7. Franklin to. 
1758, Sept. 16. Same. 
Logan, James. Librarian Philadelphia 
Public Library. 
1789 
Sept. 16. Franklin to. 
Nov. 2. Same. 
Lomenie de Brienne, Etienne Charles, 
Comte de. Controller Gen- 
eral of Finance, France. 
1788, Apr. 23. Franklin to. 
London merchants 

1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 
to David Barclay, jr., and 
others. 
Longprey, Coney & Son. Cherbourg 
merchants. 
1777, June 23. Franklin to. 

Loring, . Capt. , tea ship. 

1773, Dec. 10. Cushing, Thomas, to 
Franklin. 
Louis XVI. King of France. 

1777, Jan. 14-Dec. 18. Franklin and 
Deane. Extracts of corre- 
spondence relating to loans. 
1778 
Oct. 19. Jones, John Paul, to Wil- 
liam Temple Franklin. 



INDEX 



287 



LiOuis .XVI— Continued 
1778 
Oct. 19. Jones to Franklin. 
28. Jones to William Temple 
Franklin. 

1781 
June 25. Franklin to Robert Morris. 
Oct. 19 ?. McKean, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
Nov. 20. Franklin to Ver^'ennes. 
Aug. 23. Vergennes to Franklin. 
1781 f Franklin to. 

1782, Nov. 8. Franklin to Vergennes. 

1783, Jan. 25. Same. 

1786, Mar. 4. Thomson, Charles, to 
Franklin. 
Iiovell, James. Ma,'isachusetts Delegate to 
Continental Congress. 
1777, Dec. 21. Franklin to. 
1779 
June 2. Same. 
Oct. 17. Same. 
1780 
Mar. 16. Same. 

July 11. Lovell, James, and William 
Church hill Houston to Franklin. 
Aug. 10. Franklin to. 
1781 
Mar. 2. Franklin to Francis Dana. 
May 19. Franklin to John Adams. 
Aug. 20. Franklin to John Jay. 
Sept. 13. Franklin to. 
Nov. 5. Same. 
liOw, Nicholas. Neiv York merchant. 
1796, June 15. Low, Nicholas, Rich- 
ard Harison, Joseph O. 
Hoffman and William Hen- 
derson. Bond to William 
Constable. 
lioyalists 
178^ 

Apr. 18. Franklin. Notes for con- 
versation. 
June 3. Franklin. Extracts from 
journal of peace negotia- 
tions. 
Oct. 14. Franklin. Extract of letter 

to Robert R. Livingston. 
Nov. 4. Oswald, Richard, to Adams, 
Franklin and Jay. 
5. Adams, Franklin and Jay to 
Richard Oswald. 



Loyalists — Continued 
17 8 J 
Nov. 26. Franklin. Extract of letter 

to Oswald. 
Dec. 5. Franklin to Robert R. Liv- 
ingston. 
1783 
June 18. Boudinot, Klia.«, to Frank- 
lin. 
Sept. 10. Adam;i, Franklin and Jay 
to Boudinot. 
1784 
Feb. 3. Laurens, Henry, to Franklin. 
May 6. Same. 
178,5, Apr. 29. Franklin to John Ingen- 

housz. 
1788 f. Analysis of list given in Phila. 
Morning Post. 
Ludwell, Philip, of ]"irginia. 

1781, May 6. Franklin to Thomas Jef- 
ferson. 
Iiunt, Joseph. Avierican prisoner at 
Forton. 
1778, Oct 20. Franklin, Benjamin, to 
Antoine Felix Wybert 
Joseph Lunt and Edward 
Mackellar. 
Luzerne County ( Pennsylvania ) . Con- 
necticut settlei-s in: 
1797 

Apr. 4. Franklin to Lord BntU-r. 
14. Franklin to Samuel Hunting- 
ton. 
Lyde, . Capt., British merchant 

vessel. 
1773, Aug. 26. Cushing, Thomas, to 
Franklin. 

Lynd, James. /./., U. S. Xaiy. 

17S0, June 7. Degge, James Arthur, 
John Bulk ley and James 
Lynd to Franklin. 

Lyttelton, William Henry, Baron West- 
cote. See: Westcote. 

Lyttleton, Thomas 

1786, June 3. Franklin to. 

Mably, Gabriel Bonnot, Abb6 de. 
French hi.'<torir(il irriter. 

1787, Oct. 19. Franklin tt^ AbbǤ8 Chalut 

and .\rnaud. 
McCallister, .\rchil)ald. Helircd Cnpt., 
Continentdl Artmi. 
178J, Jan. 2. Morris, Robert, to Frank- 
lin. 



288 



INDEX 



Macartney, 



American merchant. 



17S1, Mar. 8. Franklin to Jacques 
Necker. 
McCreery, AVilliam. 

1781, June 4. Franklin, William Tem- 

ple, to. 

McEvers, , of London. 

1794 
Nov. 12. Franklin, William, to. 

19. Same. 
MacGregor, . 

1778, Feb. 24. Adam, John, to Derimple. 
McEean, Thomas. President of Congress. 
1781 
July 21. To Franklin. 
Oct. 16. Same. 
19?. Same. 
1785, Sept. 22. Same. 
Mackellar, Edward. American prisoner 
at Forton. 
1778, Oct. 20. Franklin to Felix An- 
toine Wybert, Joseph Lunt 
and Edward Mackellar. 

McMahon, . French physician. 

[ ? ]. To Franklin. 
[ ? ]. Anonymous to Franklin. 
McNeil, Hector. Capt., American pri- 
vateer "General Mifflin." 
1778, Sept. 21. Sartine to Franklin, 
Adams and Lee. 

1782, Jan. 1-3. Franklin. Diary. 
Madison, James. Pamphlet of: 

178S, Aug. 29. Hartley, David, to 
Franklin. 
Madocks, William Alexander. Member 
of Parliament, Great Britain. 
1811 

Nov. 10. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 

20. Same. 

Magaw, Eobert. Col., 5th Penna. Bat- 
talion, Continental Army. 

1776, Nov. 25. Dunlap's Maryland Ga- 

zette. 
Mahon, Charles Stanhope, Lord. Fel- 
lov, Royal Society. 

1777, Sept. 15. Ingenhousz, John, to 

Franklin. 
Majan, de Bert tie. French army officer. 
1777, Mar. 25. Franklin to Michael 
Hillegas. 



Malesherbes, Chretien Guillaume de 
Lamoignon. Jurist; Royal 
Councillor of France. 
1781, Sept. 22. Franklin to Gerard de 

Rayneval. 
1787, Oct, 19. Franklin to Julien David 
Le Roy. 

Mallet, . Register of 3f Hilary and 

SujJi. of Revisions, Havre. 

1781, June 7. Franklin to. 
Manchester, George Montagu, Duke of. 

British Ambassador to France 
to treat for peace. 
Manchester. Manufacturers of: 

1782, Jan. 1-3. Franklin. Diary. 
178S 

May 3. Hartley, David, to Franklin. 

7. To Franklin. 
[ ? ]. Same. 
Manley, John. Capt., U. S. Nary. 
1779, July 30. Franklin. Extract of a 
letter from Boston. 

1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to William 

Hodgson. 
Mansfield, William Murray, Lord. Lord 
Chief Justice, Great Britain. 
1778, Feb. 24. Adam, John, to Mons. 
Derimple. 
Manufactures 

[ ? ]. Franklin. On tariff protec- 
tion. 
Maraise ? Frederick S. 

1816, Dec. 21. To Francis W. Boyd. 
1817 

Apr. 24. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
June 30. Same. 
Sept. 29. Same. 
Oct. 24. Same. 
1817 f Same. 
1818, Feb. 16. Same. 
Marat, Jean Paul. 

1778, Dec. 18. Franklin. Extract from 
diary. 

1782, Feb. 14. To Franklin. 
Marbois, Francois de Barbe. See: Barb6 

Marbois. 
Marcet, Alexander John Gaspard. Eng- 
lish physician. 

1817, Nov. 8. To William Allen. 



INDEX 



289 



Marchant, Henry. Atty. Genl. of Rhode 
Island. 
1778 
Sept. 18. Gushing, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
Aug. 22. Same. 
Marig-nac, . 

1751, Oct. oO. Franklin to. 

Marine Committee. See: Continental 
Congress, Marine Commit- 
tee. 

Marion, Francis. Brig. Gen., South Caro- 
lina State Troops. 

1780, Oct. 12. Anonymous to Franklin. 
Marine treaty 

1752, Dec. 3. Adams, John, to Franklin. 
' ' Marquis de Lafayette. ' ' French trans- 
port. Lo.ss of cargo. 

1781, Aug. 24. Franklin, William Tem- 

ple, to Jonathan Williams, jr. 
Marriage. Franklin's advice. 

174o, June 25. Franklin to ? 

1768, Aug. 9. Franklin to John Alleyne. 
[ ? ]. Franklin. (Poem.) On a late 
auspicious marriage. 

de Mars , . Chief of Hospital Dept. , 

French Army in America. 
1783 
May 27. INIorris, Robert, to Franklin. 
July 27. Franklin to Morris. 
Marshall, Humphrey. Amei'ican botan- 
ist. 

1771, Apr. 22. Franklin to. 
Marshall, William. Philadelphia clergy- 
man. 

r772, Oct. 30. To Franklin. 
Maseres, Francis. Mathematician; Cur- 
sitor Baron of the Exchequer, 
Great Britain. 

1772, June 17. Franklin to. 

1780. Jan. 27. To editor of Dr. Frank- 
lin's papers. 

Mason, , of Virginia. 

1781 
Dec. 10. Franklin to Gerard do Ray- 
neval. 
21. Vcrgennes to Franklin. 
Massachusetts. Legislature: 
1764, June 25. To Franklin. 

1773, June 15. House of Representa- 

tives. Resolve respecting 
the Hutchinson letters. 
15885—05 19 



Massachusetts — Con ti n ued 

177.i, June. Ilnu.«e of Representatives. 

Petition to King. 
Commencement of hostilities in: 
1775, Apr. 26. Warren, Joseph, to Frank- 
lin. 
Massachusetts Mag-azine. 
1789, Yah. 9. Franklin to. 
Masserano, Carlo Ferrero Fieschi. 
Prince. Spanish diplomat. 
1781 
Jan. 27. Franklin to John Jay. 
27. Franklin to William Car- 
michael. 
Mast contract with F.ngland ? 

1781, Oct. 5. Franklin to John Adams. 
Maryland. Legislature: 

1760. Pratt. Sir Charles. Opinion of 
action regarding supply 1 tills, 
taxes, etc. 

1782, July (i. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Maryland Gazette. See: Dunlap's 

Maryland CJazette. 
Mather, Samuel. Boston clergyman. 

1773, July 7. Franklin to. 

1784, May 12. Same. 
Matter. Vis inertias of. 

1747. Franklin to Cadwallader Colden. 
Mauduit, Israel. London counsellor. 

1774, Jan. 10. To Lords Committee of 

Privy Council. 
Meade, Robert. Philadelphia merchant. 
1786, Aug. 15. Franklin to Ferdinand 
Grand. 
Mease, James. Philadelphia nurchaiit. 
Signature. 
1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 
to David Barclay, jr., and 
others. 
Mease, Mattht'W. Purser, U. S. S. "Al- 
liance." 
1780, June 26. Wharton, Samuel, and 
others to Franklin. 
Mecom, Jane (Mrs. ). .V(W<t to Franldin. 

1785, Sept. 19. Franklin to. 

1786, Jan. 1. Same. 

24. Same. 
Apr. 8 Same. 

25. Same. 
May 2. Same. 
June 3. Same. 



290 



INDEX 



Mecom — Continued 
1786 
July 4. Same. 

30. Same. 
Sept. 4. Same. 

21. Same. 

Dec. 3. Same. 

1787 

May 30. Same. 

Dec. 11. Same. 

1788, Apr. 12. Same. 
1789 

Aug. 3. Same. 
Oct. 19. Same. 
Nov. 30. Same. 
Medals granted by Congress. 

1780, Feb. 17. Franklin. List of med- 

als. 

1789, Sept. 16. Franklin to James 

Logan. 
Medicine. Remedies, etc. See: Colic; 

Gout; Stone or gravel. 
Mehegan, John. Chaplain, Compte V Or- 
tilliers. 
1778, Dec. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin and Adams. 
Melmoth, William. English author. 

[ ? ]. Franklin to. 
Melons & Co. Prussian merchants. 

1777, Sept. 9. Franklin to. 
Memoirs of Franklin. 

1789, Nov. 13. Franklin to La Roche- 
foucauld. 
Mesmer, Friederich Anton. 

1785, Apr. 29. Franklin to John Ingen- 

housz. 
[ ? ]. Same. 
Meteorological observations. 

1756, July 3. Franklin. Physical and 
meteorological observations. 
1784, May. Franklin. Meteorological 
imaginings. 
Methe, Comtesse de la. 

1778? Franklin to. 
Metz. Merchants' memorial. 

1781, Dec. 10. Franklin to Gerard de 

Rayneval. 
Meyers, Edward. Volunteer, Whitehaven 
expedition. 

1778, Aug. 15. Jones, John Paul, to 

Franklin, Adams and Lee. 
Meyrick, James. London broker. 
1781, Jan. 30. To Benedict Arnold. 



Michel, 



Procureur du Roi de 



VAmiranie a le Havre. 

1785, Feb. 19. Franklin to. 
Miflflin, Thomas. Philadelphia merchant; 

Pennsylvania Delegate, Conti- 
nental Congress; President of 
Congress; Pennsylvania Dele- 
gate to U. S. Constitutional Con- 
vention. 
1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 
to David Barclay, jr., and 
others. 
1783 
Dec. 25. Franklin to. 
26. Same. 
1784 
Jan. 14. To Franklin, Adams and 

Jay. 
Jan. 15. Same. 

Mar. 20. To Franklin and Adams. 
Apr. 16. Franklin and Jay to. 
May 12. Franklin to. 

20. To Franklin and Adams. 
June 16. Franklin to. 

1786, Dec. 31. Franklin to Edmund 

Randolph. 
Miggins, James. English seaman. 

1782, Apr. 18. Prisoners. Exchange 

of. 

Miggins, . American seaman f 

1778, Apr. 22. Franklin, Adams and 
Lee to James Moylan. 
Mildred, Daniel. London merchant. 
1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and oth- 
ers to David Barclay, jr., and 
others. 
Militia. 

[ ? J.Franklin to ? 

Miller, Caleb. American prisoner. 
1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to William 
Hodgson. 
Milton, John. Poet. 
1781, July 11. Franklin. Quotations 
from. 
Ministers of the United States. 

1783, Oct. 29. Continental Congress. 

Instructions to. 
Mirabeau, Honor^ Gabriel de Riquetti, 
Comte de. 

1784, Sept. 7. Franklin to Richard 

Price; also, Franklin to 
Benjamin Vaughan, same 
date. 



INDEX 



291 



Miralles, Juan de. Spanish Mhwter to 
United States. 

1779, Dec. 16?. Continental Congre.ss 

to Franklin. 
Mississippi River. 

17d'l, Jan. 27. Franklin to John Jay. 
1786, Oct. 10. Franklin to Charles 
Pettit. 
Moflfat, Thomas. Physician. 

1773, Aug. 20. Bowler, Metcalf, to 
Thomas Gushing. 
Molleson, W. it R. London merchants. 
1774 
Dec. 20. To Franklin. 
21. FrankHn to. 
Money 
17S1 
June 28. Franklin to Fizeaux & 
Grand. 
30. Same. 
July 5. Same. 

11. Franklin to Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 
Aug. 20. Franklin to John Jay. 
Nov. 7. Franklin to John Adams. 
8. Franklin to John Laurens. 
1784 f 
July 3?. Franklin. The paper money 

of America. 
[ ? ]. Franklin. Ink impres- 
sions of various leaves. 
MoSdno, Francisco Antonio, Conde de 
Florida-Blanca. See: Florida- 
Blanca. 
Monplaisir, . V Orient merchant. 

1780, Aug. 7. Jones, John Paul, to 

Franklin. 
Monroe, James. Virginia Delegate, Con- 
tinental Congress; U. S. Sec- 
retary of State. 
1786 

Jan. 18. Franklin, William Temple, 

to Thomas Jefferson. 
Dec. 18. Franklin, William Temple, 
to. 
Montag-u, George, Duke of Manchester. 

See: Manchester, Duke of. 
Montaudouin Bros. Nantes merchants. 
1777 
Jan. 28. Franklin, Deaneand Lee to. 
28. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Thomas Morris. 
Montgomery, { Mrs.) . American. 

1781, Oct. 30. Franklin to ^hirignac. 



Montgomery, . 

1784, Jan. l.T-P>h. 4. Carmichael, Wil- 
liam, to Franklin. 
Montmorin Saint Herem, Armand 
Marc, Comte de. French 
Ambassador to Spain; Secre- 
tary of Foreign Affairs. 
1781, Oct. 16. Franklin to John Jay. 
1789, Sept. 21. Franklin to. 
Moore, Anthony, (^naktr. 

/7.1.5, Mar. 5. Friends in Philadelphia 
to Friends in London. 
Moore, Charles. Clerk of Penna. Assem- 
bly. 
1760 
Sept. 25. Hamilton, James. Amend- 
ments proposed to act ap- 
pointing agents. 
27. Hamilton, James. Reply to 
answer of Penna. As.sembly 
respecting amendments pro- 
posed, etc. 

1771, Oct. 15. Pennsylvania, Legisla- 

ture, Assembly. Resolve. 

1772, Oct. 15. Same. 

1774, Oct. 15. Same. 
Moravian missions in Labrador. 

1775, June 22. Franklin to all com- 

manders of United States 
armed vessels. 
Morellet, Andre, Abb4. French littera- 
teur. 
1781 

Apr. 25. Franklin to Anne Robert 

Jacques, Marquis Turgot. 
May 25. Franklin to Samuel Coo|)er. 
1788, Dec. 10. Franklin to. 
Morgan, Daniel. Brig. Gen., Continen- 
tal Army. 
1781, May 5. Franklin to John Jay. 
Morgan, George. 

17SS, Sept. 23. Franklin to. 
Morgan, .Iacol> '.' J'hiladelphia merchant. 
1766, Aug. 2K. Baynton, Wharton it 
.Morgan to Franklin. 
Morgan, John 

1788 f, Jan. ?. Franklin to. 
Morgan, William. J'Jnglish actuary. 
/79:>, July 6. To William Vaughan. 
Morocco. Negotiations with Emperor 
of. 
1784, JaTi. 1.">-Ffb. 4. {"ariniihael, Wil- 
liam, to Franklin. 



292 



INDEX 



Morris, Anthony. Quaker. 

1755, May 5. Friends in Philadelphia 
to Friends in London. 
Morris, Gouverneur. Pennmflvania Dele- 
gate to Constitutional Conven- 
tion. 
1786, Dec. 31. Franklin to Edmund 

Randolph. 
1788 
Nov. 10. Franklin to Ferdinand 

Grand. 
Dec. 18. Franklin to Jnlien David 
Le Eoy. 
1795, July 12. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to. 
Morris, Robert. Pennsylvania Delegate, 
Continental Congress; U. S. 
Superintendent of Finance; 
Delegate to Constitutional Con- 
vention; Pennsylvania Sena- 
tor, U. S. Congress. 
1775, Dec. 30. Franklin to. 
1777 
May 9. Morris, Lee, Whipple and 

Livingston to Franklin. 
Sept. 1. Franklin to Bordeaux mer- 
chants. 

1779, June 2. Franklin to. 

1780, ]Mar. 10. Same. 
1781 

June 8. To Franklin. 
July 13. Same. 

14. Same. 

19. Same. 

26. Same. 

26. Franklin to. 
Au?. 28. To Franklin. 
Sept. 14. Same. 

Nov. 5. Franklin to. 

27. To Franklin. 
Dec. 4. Same. 

5. Same. 
10. Franklin to. 

10. Franklin to Gi^rard de Rayne- 
val. 

21. Vergennes to Franklin. 
1782 

Jan. 1-3. Franklin. Diary. 
2. To Franklin. 
7. Same. 
16. Same. 

22. Same. 

Feb. 9. To the Governors of the 
States. 



Morris — Continued. 
1782 

Feb. 20. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Mar. 22. To Franklin. 

23. Same. 

Apr. 17. Same. 

May 17. Same. 

18. Same. 

23. Same. 

29. Same. 
June 10. Same. 

25. Franklin to. "> 

26. To Franklin. 
July 1. Same. 

5. Same. 
Sept. 25. Same. 

27. Same. 

28. Same. 

30. Same. 
Oct. 1. Same. 

5. Same. 
7. Same. 

27. Same. 
Nov. 8. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Dec. 14. Franklin to. 

178S 
Jan. 2. To Franklin and Jay. 

11. To Franklin. 

13. Same. 
May 12. Same. 

26. Same. 

27. Same. 

July 17. Farmers General. Extract 
of letter to Franklin. 

27. Franklin to. 
Sept. 30. To Franklin. 
Nov. 4. Same. 

6. Certificate. 

Dec. 8. Willink, Wilhelm & Jan; 
Nicholas & Jacob van Stap- 
horst and de la Lande & 
Bros, to Franklin. 
25. Franklin to. 

1784 
Jan. 1 7. To Franklin. 
Feb. 12. Same. 
13. Same. 

28. Laurens, Henry, to Franklin. 
Apr. 15. Wilhnk, Wilhelm & Jan; 

Nicholas & Jacob van Stap- 
horst and de la Lande & 
Bros, to Franklin. 
Sept. 30. To Franklin. 



INDEX 



293 



Morris — Continued 
17 S6, Dec. 31. Franklin tt) Edmund 

Randolph. 
1788, Sept. 22. Franklin to. 
1789 
June 26. Same. 
Nov. 2. Same. 
1794, June 7. Power of attorney. 
Morris, Kol>ert, jr. 

179-^, Apr. 20. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to. 
179S 



Morris — (Vintiniu <i 
1777 
July? Franklin and Deane toWilliuni 

Ivee anil Thoma.s .Morris. 
Sept. 1. Franklin to Bonleaux mer- 
chants. 
1778, Jan. 18. Franklin and l>cane to 
John Paul Jones. 
Morwich, . Lkipt., British uwrchunl 



lessel. 
1774, Oct. 26. ThoniHon, Charles, to 

Apr. 11. Transfer of bond to William j -^^^^ „^. t\. i • , * 

m- 1 T- _ 1 1- ' Mouret, . French pnnUr f 



Temple Franklin. 
11. Jones, Cantwell. Bond to. 
1794 
May 29. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
July 18. Franklin, William Temple. 

Note drawn on. 
Aug. 8. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Oct. 31. Lawless, Valentine Browne, 
to William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Nov. 18. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Dec. 12. Franklin, William Temple, 
to. 
22. To William Temple Franklin. 
1795 
Mar. 14. Franklin, William Temple, 

to. 
June 13. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
July 12. Franklin, William Temple, 
to. 
1793-7, Apr. 11-July 1. Jones, Cant- 
well. Account of interest. 
1797 
June 2. Fox, George, to William 

Temple Franklin. 
Aug. 26. Same. 
1779 f Franklin, William Temple. 
Memorandum respecting 
Cantwell Jones's bond. 
1798, Feb. 7. Fox, George, to William 
Temple Franklin. 
Morris, Thomas. U. S. Commercial Agent 
(it Nantes. 
1777 
Jan. 26. Franklin, Deane and Lee to. 

28. Same. 
Julv 31. Same. 



[ ? ]. Franklin to. 
Moustier, Elenore Francois Klie, Comte 
de. French Minister to (nited 
States. 

1788, Feb. 10. Franklin to. 

1789, Apr. 27. Same. 

MoylEin, James. U. S. Commercial Agent 
at L' Orient. 
1778, Apr. 22. Franklin, Adams and 

Jjee to. 
1780 
June 26. Wharton, Samuel, and 

others to Franklin. 
Nov. 25. Franklin to John Paul 
Jones. 
1783 
Nov. 13. Chardon to Vergennes. 
Dec. 16. Barclay, Thoma-s, to Frank- 
lin. 
Dec. Franklin. Notes on Thomas 
Barclay's letter. 
1784, Jan. it. Dumas, Charles William 
Frederick, to Franklin. 

Mumford, , of Maryland t 

J7s>; 

Mar. 26. Franklin, William Temple, 

to Thoma'^ Jefferson. 
Apr. 4. Franklin to Comtes.«e Heiii- 
ousky. 
Murray, David, Viscount Stonimnt. 

See: Stormont. 
Murray, William, Ix)rd Manslield. See: 

Mansfiehl. 
Mutiny on an l'. S. merchant ship. 
1777, Feb. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Lord George (iermain. 
MuskingTim Indians. See: [ ? ]. Apr. 
9-10. Anonymous. Ex- 
tract of letter from Pennsyl- 
vania. 



294 



INDEX 



Ifairne, Edward. English electrician. 

1777, Oct. 3. Ingenhousz, John, to 

Franklin. 

1780, Nov. 13. Franklin to. 

[ ? ]. Anonymous. Memorandum. 
Naples. Ambassador of. 

178S, Oct. 8. To Franklin, Adams and 
Lee. 
Naturalization in United States. 

1781, Aug. 20. Franklin to John Jay. 
Neale, William. London merchant. 

1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 

to David Barclay, jr., and 

others. 
Neave, Richard. London merchant. 
1766, Aug. 28. Baynton, Wharton & 

Morgan to Franklin. 
1769, June 5, Swift, Joseph, and others 

to David Barclay, jr., and 

others. 

1781, Apr. 17. Franklin, William Tem- 

ple, to. 
Necker, Jacques. French Director Gen- 
eral of Finance; Controller 
General of Finance. 

1778, Sept. 18. To Vergennes. 
1781 

Feb. 13. Franklin to. 
Mar. 8. Same. 
31. Franklin, William Temple, to 
Jonathan Williams, jr. 
Apr. 21. Franklin to John D. 

Schweighauser. 
May 21. Franklin to John Laurens. 
July 11. Jackson, William. Order. 
Nov. 5. Franklin to Robert Morris. 

1782, June 25. Same. 

1788, Nov. 10. Franklin to Ferdinand 
Grand. 
Nelson, Thoma.s, jr. 

178!/, Aug. 3. Franklin to. 
Nesbitt, Jonathan. L' Orient banker. 
1780, June 26. Wharton, Samuel, and 

others to Franklin. 
1781 
Sept. 14. Franklin to. 
Oct. 5. Franklin to John Adams. 
Neufville, Jean de, &Sons. Amsterdam 
merchants. 
1780 
June 6. Franklin to. 
9. Same. 
15. Same. 
15. To Franklin. 



Neufville — Continued 
1781 
Apr. 12 Franklin to John Jay. 
June 9. Franklin to William Jack- 
son. 
Aug. 6. Franklin to. 
Sept. 4. Same. 

Nov. 7. Franklin to John Adams. 
8. Franklin to John Laurens. 

26. Franklin to. 

Nov. 26. Franklin to John Adams. 
Dec. 6. Same. 
1782, June 25. Franklin to Robert 
Morris. 

1784, Feb. 3. Laurens, Henry, to 

Franklin. 
Neufville, L de 

1781, Jan. 20. Franklin to. 
Neufville-Montador, Chevalier de. 

Commandant de Battalion de 
V Hotel Royal des Invalides, 
Bayonne. 
1778 
Nov. 27. To Franklin. 

27. "La Belle Poule." 
1779, Jan. 12. Franklin to. 

Neutral vessels. 
1780 
May 31. Franklin to Samuel Hunt- 
ington. 
Aug. 9. Same. 
Neutrality of French ports. 

1778, July 18. Sartine to Franklin, 
Adams and Lee. 
Ne-wcomb, Bryant. American seaman. 

1782, Apr. 18. Prisoners. Exchange 

of. 
Newenham, Sir Edward. Irish Member 
of Parliament, Great Britain. 

1785, Oct. 3. Franklin to. 

1786, Nov. 21. Franklin to John Jay. 

1787, May 24. Franklin to. 

Ne-w Jersey. Executive, (lovernor. 

See: Franklin, William. 
New Jersey. Legislature. 

1775, Feb. 13. Petition to the King. 
Newman, Joseph. English seaman. 

1782, Ay)t. 18. Prisoners. Exchange of. 
Newport (P^ngland). Description of: 
1726, July 22-Oct. 11. Franklin. Jour- 
nal of voyage. 
New^spapers. Ethics of American: 
1782, Dec. 24. Franklin to Francis 
Hopkinson. 



INDEX 



295 



New York. British troops in: 
1783 

Mar. 6. Laurens. Henry, to Frank 
lin. 
17. Same. 
Apr. 4. Same. 
Nicholson, Samuel. Oipt., U. S. pri 
raieer 



Norton, Sir Fletcher. Formerly Speaker, 
House of Commons, Great 
Britain. 
1780, Oct. 31. Fitzpatrick, William, to 
Franklin. 

O'Connor, , of Xew Yorkf 



1787, Jan. 15. Franklin to Francis 
Childe. 
1777, Jan. 26. Franklin, Deane an<l Offices in colonieH to nonresident.^ 



Lee to. 



Nicklin, 



Enylishman. 



17S6, July 29. Franklin to Joseph 
Priestley. 

Nicolson, . 

17S6, Oct. 5. Franklin to William Alex- 
ander. 

Niles, . Capt., American merchant 

vessel. 

1778, July 22. Franklin to Jonathan 

Trumbull. 
Nixon, William. Clergyman. 
1781, Sept. 5. Franklin to. 
1786, June 4. Franklin to Anthony 
Wayne. 
Noemer, Van, . Senator of Hol- 
land. 

1779, Nov. 1. Franklin to Joseph Read. 
Nogaret, Felix. 

1781, Dec. 10. Franklin to. 
NoUet, Jean Antoine Abbe. French 
philosopher. 
1781, Oct. 2. Franklin to John Ingen- 
housz. 
Nonresidents, appointment to Colonial 
offices. 
[ ? ]. Anonymous. Petition against. 
Norris, Isaac. Formerly Speaker, Pennsyl- 
vania Assembly. 
1764, Nov. 1. Pennsylvania Commit- 
tee of Correspondence to 
Richard Jackson. 
North, Frederick, Lord. Fird Lord of 
the Treasury. 
1775, July 31. Franklin. Amendment 
to observations of Congress 



on Lord North's proposals 
1777, Dec. 12. Franklin, Deane and Orpheus. I't)^-'"- 

Lee to. 
1778 
Feb. 24. Adam, John, to Derimple. 
June.? Franklin, Adams and Lee to 



[ ? ]. Anonymous. Petition against. 
Ogden, Mathias. Col., 1st Neir Jersey 
Ilegt., Continental Army. 
1783, July 27. Franklin to Robert Mor- 
ris. 
Ohio lands. 

1769, June. Walpole, Sargent, Frank- 
lin and Wharton to Lords 
Commissioners of the Treas- 
ury. 
[ ? ]. Franklin to Thoma.>» Walpole. 
Oliver, Andrew. Lieutenant-Governor of 
Massachusetts. 
1772-S, Dec. 2-31. Franklin. Extracts 
from correspondence relat- 
ing to Hutchinson and Oli- 
ver's letters. 
1772-3. Franklin. Account of connec- 
tion with affair of Hutchin- 
son letters. 
1773 
Aug. 26. Cushing, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
Dec. 3. Pownall, John, to Clerk of 
Privy Council. 
Ord, Allen. American prisoner. 

1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to William 
Hodgson. 
Orillard, Jean. Paris merchant. 
1785 
Apr. 28. Vergennes to Franklin. 
May 1. Franklin to Jonathan Wil- 
liams, jr. 
Orphanschool (of Philadelphia). Man- 
agement. 
[ ? ]. Franklin. Hints for consider- 
ation. 



[ ? ]. Franklin. 
Osborne, Thomas. Hookseller, I^ndon. 
I75S, Sept. U>. Franklin to James 
Logan. 



July 26. Temple, John, to Franklin. | Osterman, -, Count. Chancllorof 



1780, Apr 23. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 
Franklin 



Russia. 
1781, May 1 1 . Franklin to Francis Dana. 



296 



INDEX 



d'Orvilliers, Louis Guillouet, Comte. 
Admiral French Navy, com- 
manding Brest fleet. 
1778, May 9. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Lee. 
July 31. Gerard de Rayneval to 

Franklin. 
Aug. 28. Jones to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

30. Same. 

31. Jones to Franklin. 
Oswald, Richard. British Commissioner 

for negotiating peace. 
1782 
May 26. Memorandum of Lord Shel- 

burne's notes. 
June 26. Franklin to. 
July 12. Same. 

25. Townshend, Thomas. Order 

for commission. 
Sept. 7. To Franklin. 
Nov. 4. To Adams, Franklin and 
Jay. 
5. Adams, Franklin and Jay to. 
24. Jay, John, to Franklin. 

26. To Franklin. 

26. Franklin. Extract of letter. 
1782f Memorandum respecting form of 

commission. 
1783, Mar. 6. Laurens, Henry, to Frank- 
lin. 
Otis, James. Member, Committee, Massa- 
chusetts Assembly. 
1764, June 25. Massachusetts, Legisla- 
ture. Committee of Assem- 
bly to Franklin. 
Otto, Louis Guillaume. French Charge 
d' Affaires in U. S. 
1786 
June 18. Franklin to. 
Dec. 4. Franklin to William Car- 
michael. 
10. Franklin to. 
Oudermeulen, C. Vander. Amsterdam 
merchant. 
1780 
June 15. To Franklin. 

15. Memoir respecting trade. . 
22. Franklin to. 
July 3. To Franklin. 
3. Same. 
Packet line, established between New 
York and L' Orient. 



Packet line — Continued 

1783, July 27. Franklin to Robert 
Morris. 
Paine, Thomas 

1785, Sept. 27. Franklin to. 

1786?, Julys. Same. 

1788, Sept. 17. Franklin to Julien David 

Le Roy. 
Palfrey, William. U. S. Consid- General 
in France. 
1781, 

Feb. 19. Franklin to Jonathan Wil- 
liams, jr. 
19. Franklin to John D. Schweig- 

hauser. 
22. Franklin to John Adams. 
Mar. 19. Franklin to Schweighauser. 

19. Franklin to John Barry. 
June 11. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Sept. 2. Franklin to St. John. 
21. Same. 
Paper money 

1767 f Franklin. Vindication of the 
Provincial paper-money sys- 
tem. 
1784 f, Jnly 3?. Franklin. The paper 
money of America. 
Papers. Destruction of. 

1779, May 5. Franklin to Benjamin 

Vaughan. 
Paradise, John 
1781, May 6. Franklin to Thomas Jef- 
ferson. 
1789 

Aug. 3. Franklin to Thomas? Nel- 
son, jr. 
3. Franklin. Certificate. 
Parke, Mathew. Capt., U. S. Marines. 

1780, June 21. Jones, John Paul, to 

Franklin. 
1778, Aug. 15. Jones to Franklin, 
Adams and Lee. 
Parker, Sir Peter to Philip Stephens. 
Extract relating to attack on 
Charleston. 
1776, July 9. Dunlap's Maryland Ga- 
zette, 1776, Nov. 25. 
Parker, John. American prisoner. 

1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to William 

Hodgson. 
Parker, James 

1789, Oct. 26. Franklin to Gunning 

Bedford. 



INDEX 



297 



Parliament 

1767-8, Franklin. Petition to. 
American representation: 
1771, Oct. 16. Pennsylvania Commit- 
tee of Correspondence to 
Franklin. 
Authority over colonies: 
177S 
Apr. 20. Gushing, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
May 6. Same. 
June 30. Same. 

July 7. Franklin to Samuel Mather. 
Aug. 26. Gushing, ThomaS; to Frank- 
lin. 
1775, Feb. 1. Pitt, William. Provi- 
sional act for settling troubles 
of America. 

1785, May 28. Bill to enable His Maj- 

esty to conclude peace with 
North America. 

Parrish, . Hamburg banker f 

1779, Sept. 18. Anonymous. Abstract 
of letter to John Ross. 

Parseval, . Farmer General of 

France. 
1781, Nov. 17. Farmers General. State- 
ment of account with Frank- 
lin and Deane. 

Partridge, Elizabeth (Mrs.). Nuce of 
Franklin. 

1786, June 3. Franklin to. 
1788, Nov. 25. Same. 

Partridge , Richard . Pennsylvania Agent 
in Great Britain. 
1740, Penn, Thomas, to Thomas 

Jackson. 
1745-6, Mar. 15. To the Committee of 
Council for Plantation Af- 
fairs. 
Paulze, . Farmer General of 



France. 



1777 



Mar. 24. Franklin, Deaneand Paulze. 
Tobacco contract with the 
Farmers General. 
Sept. 7. Franklin to. 
1778, Aug. 16. Franklin, Adams and 
Lee to. 

Pass, . Pennaylvania f foundryman. 

1747-8, Mar. 7. Franklin to James 
Logan. 
Passports to immigrants to Ameriia. 
1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to Jonathan 
Williams. 



Peace. Propositions: 
1776 
Aug. 16. Howe, Richanl, to Frank- 
lin. 
Oct.? Franklin. Sketch of proposi- 
tions. 
Opinion un: 
1778 

Feb. 1. Franklin to James Hutton. 
12. Same. 
Terms of: 

Mar. 30. Franklin to William Pult- 
ney. 
Proposition.^: 

1781 

June 27. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Negotiations: 

Aug. 16. Franklin to John Adams. 
Commissioners: 

Aug. 20. Franklin to John Jay. 

Sept. 4. Same. 
Prospects: 

Nov. 19. Franklin to William Ho<lg- 
son. 
22. Franklin to Hobart. 

1782 

Feb. 9. Morris, Robert, to governors 

of States. 
Mar. 22. Franklin to Lord Shelbume. 
Negotiations: 
Apr. 15. Franklin to Vergennes. 
18. Franklin to Shelburne. 
18. Franklin. Notes for conversa- 
tion. 
May 10. Franklin to Shelburne. 
13. Pownall, Thomas, lo Franklin. 
26. Oswald, Kiihard. Memoran- 
dum of Shell)urne's notes. 
28. Parliament. Bill to conclude a 
peace. 
June 3. Franklin. Extracts from 
journal. 
France an obstacle to: 
June r>-2S. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 
Franklin. 
Negotiations: 

25. Franklin to Kolx^rt Morris. 

26. Franklin to Richard Oswald. 
Oct. 29. Hartley, David, to Franklin. 
Nov. 19. Same. 

Dec. 3. Adams, John, to Franklin. 
5. Franklin to Robert R. Living- 
ston. 
1782 f. Anonymous to Franklin. 



298 



INDEX 



Peace — Continued. 

1782 f. Oswald, Richard. Memoran- 

dum. 

n83 

Feb. 2. Adams, John, to Franklin. 
Mar. 6. Laurens, Henry, to Franklin. 
July 27. Franklin to Robert Morris. 
Aug. 21. Franklin to Henry Laurens. 
Oct. 8. Franklin to David Hartley. 
11183 f. Franklin. Explanatory note of 
22d article of treaty. 

1783 f. Lafayette. Memorandum re- 

specting preliminary arti- 
cles. 
Pearson, Isaac. Member, Penna. Com- 
mittee of Correspondeyice. 
1766 
May 8. Pennsylvania Committee of 
Correspondence to Jackson 
and Franklin. 
June 6. Same. 
Sept. 20. Same. 
1767, Oct. 17. Same. 
1771 
Oct. 15. Pennsylvania, Legislature, 
Assembly. Resolve. 
16. Pennsylvania, Committee of 
Correspondence, to Frank- 
lin. 
1772 
Oct. 15. Pennsylvania, Legislature, 
Assembly resolve. 
16. Pennsylvania, Committee of 
Correspondence to Franklin. 

Pearson, . 

1786, Sept. 25. Franklin to 



Stille. 



Pellissieu, 



Director, Iron work, 



near TJiree Rivers, Canada. 

1776, Jan. 8. To Congress. 
Peltier du Doyer. Nantes merchant. 

1778, Aug. 16. Franklin, Adams and 
Lee to Paulze. 

177 f), Mar. 17. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Pemberton, Isreal. Quaker. 

17-'>.'>, May 5. Friends in Philadelphia 
to Friends in London. 
Pemberton, James. Quaker; member 
Pennsylvania Assembly. 

1769, Apr. 18. Pennsylvania, Legisla- 
ture. Assembly Committee 
to Jackson and Franklin. 

1776, Mar. Fothergill, John, to Frank- 
lin. 

1788, June 3. Franklin to. 



Pendulums. Lengths of. 

[ ? ]. Franklin. Memorandum re- 
specting Sir Isaac Newton's 
calculations. 
Penet, of Plairne, Penet tfc Co., Nantes 
merchants. 
1781, Oct. 31. Franklin to. 
Penn family. Lands in Pennsylvania. 
1783, Mar. 23. Franklin to John Dick- 
inson. 
Penn, Thomas. Proprietary of Pennsyl- 
vania. 
1740. To Thomas Jackson. 
Pennsylvania. Committee of Corre- 
spondence: 
1764, Nov. 1. To Richard Jackson. 
1766 
]May 8. To Jackson and Franklin. 
June 6. Same. 
Sept. 20. Same. 
1767, Oct. 17. Same. 

1771, Oct. 16. To Franklin. 

1772, Oct. 16. Same. 
Constitutional Society : 

1785, Sept. 17. Address to Franklin. 

Convention: 

1776 
July 20. Franklin. Resolve of Penn- 
sylvania Convention. 
Aug.?. Protest against Articles of 
Confederation. 

Inhabitants: 

1760, Sept. 26. Answer of Assembly to 
amendments proposed to act 
appointing agents to receive 
money granted by Parlia- 
ment. 

1764. Petition to the King. 

1775, Nov. 17. Franklin to Lancaster 
County committee of safety. 

Legislature: 

1764. Petition to the King. 

1769, Apr. 18. To Jackson and Frank- 
lin. 

1771 

Apr. 5. Galloway, Joseph, to Frank- 
lin. 
Oct. 15. Assembly resolve. 

1772, Oct. 15. Same. 

1774, Oct. 15. Same. 

1785 
Sept 15. Assembly address to Frank- 
lin. 

[ ? ]. Jackson, Richard, to Frank- 
lin. 



INDEX 



299 



Pennsylvania — Continued 
Loyalists: 

1788 f. Analysis of list. 
Proprietary government: 
1758, Sept. 16. Franklin tf) James Lo- 
gan. 
Troops. Revolt of the Pennsylvania 

line: 
17SS, July 13. Boudinot, Elias, to 

Franklin, Adams and Jay. 
University of: 
1785 
Sept. 16. Address of provost and 
others to Franklin. 
16. Franklin to the provost and 
others. 
"Pennsylvania Chronicle" 
1767-69, Feb. 16-June 9. Franklin. 
List of papers in Goddard's 
Pennsylvania Chronicle 
written by. 
Pennsylvania Gazette. 

[ ? ]. Franklin. On the internal 
state of America. 
Penobscot. British expedition against. 

1779, July 30. Franklin. Extract of a 

letter from Boston. 
Pensions. 

1786, Feb. 28. Thomson, Charles, to 
Franklin. 
Penthievre, Louis Jean Marie de Bour- 
bon, Due de. 
1781, Sept. 2. Franklin to St. John. 
Percival, Thomas. MancheMer jyfii/si- 
cian. 
1784, July 17. Franklin to. 
1786, Aug. 1. Same. 
Peterkin, William. Englishman. 

1786, May 6. Franklin to Andrew Stra- 
han. 
Pettit, Charles. PennsijlvanUi Delegate, 
Continental Congress. 
1786, Oct. 10. Franklin to. 
Petty, William, Marquis of Lansdown. 

See: Lansdown. 
Petty, William, Earl of Shelburiie. See: 
Shelburne. 

Peuillet, L . 

179^, Jan. 29. To William Tern pie 
Franklin. 
Peurien & La Fitte. Salem merchants. 

1780, Mar. 26. Franklin to John Han- 

cock. 



Philadelphia. British troci>8 in: 
1759, Dec. 15. Bouquet, Henry, to 

William Denny. 
Committee of Correspondence: 
1774, May 21. To Boston Committee. 
Constitutional Society: 
1785 
Sept. 17. Addre.«*8 to Franklin. 
17. Franklin to. 
French merchant^: 
1786, Aug. 10. Barb^ de Marbois to 

Franklin. 
Justices: 
1785 
Sept. 17. Address to Franklin. 
19. Franklin to. 
Merchants: 

1769, June 5. Swift, Jo.seph, and 
others to David Barclay, jr., 
and others. 
Militia officers: 
1785, Sept. 19. Franklin to. 
Orphan School: 

[ ? ]. Franklin. Hints for con- 
sideration on management. 
Public Library: 
1789 
Aug. 29. Wells, Richard, to Frank- 
Un. 
29. Franklin to Wells. 
Riot: 

1769, Apr. 18. Pennsylvania, Legisla- 
ture. CommitteetoJackson 
and Franklin. 
Philosophical pieces. Chronological 
list of 
1790 f Franklin. Chronological list of 
philo.^ophical pieces. 
Philosophical Society. Formation of a. 
1744, Apr. 5. Franklin to Cadwallader 
Colden. 
Phillips, William. Member, Mass. House 
of liepresenlatires. 
1773, Dec. 21. Cushing, Thomas, Sam- 
uel Adams, John Hancock 
and William Phillips to 
Franklin. 
Pickles, . Cd/tt., American mer- 
chant res.'oi. 
1781, June 26. Franklin to J(jhn D. 
Schweighau.«er. 
Picquet, Jean Baptiste. Li.fl>"" n, ,■,;•},, mi ' 
1785, Dec. 9. To Franklin. 



300 



INDEX 



Picquet, La Motte. Admiral, French 
Navy. 
17 SI, May 19. Franklin to John Adams. 
Pickering', Timothy. 

1786, Oct. 10. Frankhn to Charles Pet- 
tit. 

Pignon, . Farmer General of 

France. 
1781, Nov. 17. Farmers General. 
Statement of account with 
Franklin and Deane. 
Pinckney, Charles. South Carolina Dele- 
gate, Continental Congress. 
1786, Sept. 19. Franklin to. 
1787 

Oct. .19. Franklin to Ferdinand 
Grand. 
19. Franklin to Julien David 

Le Roy. 
19. Franklin to Abbes Chalut and 

Arnaud. 
19. Franklin to Lafayette. 
19. Franklin to la Rochefaucauld. 
Pintard, John M. U. S. Consul, Madeira. 
1783, May 16. Continental Congress. 
Resolve. 

Pique, . 

17 S8, May 4. Franklin to Joseph Ignace 
Guillotin. 
Pissot, Noel Laurent. French littera- 
teur. 
1788, Oct. 24. Franklin to Thomas 
Jefferson. 
Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham. 
1775 
Jan.?. Franklin. Queries to be dis- 
cussed with. 
Feb. 1. Provisional act for settling 
troubles of America. 
5. Bollan, William, Benjamin 
Franklin and Arthur Lee to 
speakers of the various 
colonial assemblies. 
1776 f, Dec.?. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 

Franklin. 
1783 

Apr. 4. Laurens, Henry, to Frank- 
lin. 
Nov. 19. Hartley, David, to Charles 
James Fox. 
Pius VI (Angelo Braschi). Pope of 
Rome. 
1788, Aug. 14. Dugnani to Franklin. 



Plairne, Penet «fe Co. Nantes mer- 
chants and U. S. agents for 
prizes. 
1777 ?, July ? Franklin and Deane to 
William Lee and Thomas 
Morris. 



Planier, 



French refugee. 



1775, May 17. Dumas, Charles William 
Frederick, to Franklin. 

Poellnitz, . Baron de. 

1788, Sept. 23. Franklin to George Mor- 
gan. 
Pollock, Oliver. Merchant. 
1786 
Mar. 26. Franklin to William Alex- 
ander. 
Apr. 21. Franklin to John Hancock. 
Polybius. Greek historian. 

1779, May 28. Fragment from. 
Poole, ■. Philadelphia artisan. 

1786, Mar. 20. Franklin to Jonathan 
Williams, jr. 
Portland, William Henry Cavendish 
Bentinck, Duke of. Prime 
Minister of Great Britain. 
1783, Mar. 17. Laurens, Henry, to 
Franklin. 
Portrait. 

[ ? ]. Franklin to William Melmoth. 
Portsmouth (England). Description of. 
1726, July 22-Oct 11. Franklin. Jour- 
nal of a voyage. 
Portug'al, King of. See: Joseph. 
Post-office. 

1775-78. Franklin. Ledger of accounts 
of the U. S. Post-office. 
Pothonnier & Co. French merchants. 
1781 
Apr. 23. Franklin to Gourlade&Moy- 

lan. 
May 21. Same. 
24. Franklin to. 
Pott, Percival. Surgeon, St. Bartholomeio 
Hospital, London. 

1780, Apr. 23. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 

Franklin. 
Potts, Samuel 

1786. July 29. Franklin to. 

Pougens, F , I , de. 

1817 
June 28. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Sept. 8. Same. 



INDKX 



301 



Pougens — Continued 
181S 

Feb. IS. Same. 
Apr. 30. Same. 
Pougens, Marie Charles Joseph de. 
French author. 
1817 
June 28. To William Temple Frank- 
lin. 
Sept. 8. Same. 
Nov. 21. Same. 
1818 
Jan. 18. Same. 
Apr. 30. Same. 
Powell, Sanmel. Quaker. 

1755, May 5. Friends in Philadelphia 
to Friends in London. 
Powell, Thomas. London merchant. 

1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 

to David Barclay, jr., and 
others. 
Pownall, John. Secy., Lords Commis- 
sioners of Trade and Planta- 
tions. 

1770, July 14. To Franklin. 

1775, Dec. 3. To clerk of the Privy 

Council. 
1774 

Apr. 21. Franklin to. 
24. To Franklin. 
26. Same. 
Pownall, Thomas. Member of Parlia- 
ment, Great Britain. 

1781, Nov. 23. Franklin to. 

1782, May 13. To Franklin. 
1785, Mar. 1. Franklin to. 

Pratt, Sir Charles. Atty. General of 

Great Britain. 
1760. Opinion on the Maryland Supply 

Bills. 
Pratt, Charles, Baron Camden. See: 

Camden. 
Prescott, Richard. Brig. Gen., Briti.<<h 

Army in America. 

1776, Jan. 25?. Franklin. Conmiittee 

report. 
Presle. See: Begue de Presle. 
Press. Liberty of. 
1788 
Mar. 30. Franklin. Fictitiou.s letter 
from a friend. 
30. Franklin. Account "Court of 
the press." 
[ ? ]. Franklin. Note on. 



Press-copy machine. 

1781 

Feb. 20. Franklin, William Temple, 

to Jonathan Williams, jr. 
Apr. 25. Franklin to Turgot. 
May 14. Franklin, William Temple, 

to James Woodma.son. 
Sept. 13. Franklin, William Temple, 
to Richard Bache. 
Price, Richanl. Clergyman and author. 
1780 
Feb. 6. Franklin to. 
May 12. Vauj;;han, Benjamin, to 

Franklin. 
Oct. 9. Franklin to. 
178S, Sept. 16. Same. 

1784, Sept. 7. Same. 

1785, Mar. 18. Same. 

1786, July 29. Same. 
1789, ]May 31. Same. 

Priestley, Joseph. Theologian. 
1772, Sept. 19. Franklin to. 
1774 

Aug. 20. Franklin to Barl)eu Dn- 
bourg. 

20. Franklin to Johann David 

Hann. 

21. Franklin to Secretary of Bata- 

vian Society. 
21. Franklin to Prof. Allemand. 
1775 
May 16. Franklin to. 
July 7. Same. 
Oct. 3. Same. 
1777, Jan. 27. Same. 
1778f. Same. 
1779 
Feb. 8. Same. 

May 5. Franklin to Benjamin 
Vaughan. 

1780, May 12. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 

Franklin. 

1781, Oct. 2. F'rankiin to John Ingen- 

housz. 

1782, June 7. Franklin to. 
1184, Aug. 21. Same. 
1786, July 29. Sanie. 

17 S9, ^hiy 31. Same. 
Pringle, Sir John. Engli.^h j)lii/.*iciai). 
1775, Mar. FothergiM. John, to iVank- 

lin. 
1780, May 12. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 

Franklin. 



302 



INDEX 



Pringle — Continued 

1781, Oct. 2. Franklin to John Ingen- 

housz. 
17S2. Eulogy of. 
Printer of the Public Advertiser. 
(London.) 
1774, — • Franklin to. 
Printer of the Public Ledger. (Lon- 
don. ) 
1774 f, — • Franklin to. 
Printing. New method of Cadwallader 
Golden. 
174S, Nov. 4. Franklin to Cadwallader 
Colden. 
Prioners. American: 

1777, Dec. 12. Franklin, Deane and 

Lee to Lord North. 
1778 

Oct. 26. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 
Nov. 14. Same. 
Dec. 22. Same. 
1779, May 8. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to John Paul Jones. 

1781 

Aug. 24. Franklin to Brochiel. 
28. Franklin to George Little and 
others. 
Sept. 2. Franklin to St. John. 
British : 
1776, July 20. Franklin. Resolve of 

Pennsylvania Convention. 
1778 
May 9. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Lee. 
Aug. 10. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
28. Jones to Franklin, Adams and 

Lee. 
30. Same. 
Nov. 8. Franklin to Jones. 
Dec. 6. Same. 

9. Jones to Franklin and Adams. 
15. Jones to Franklin. 
22. Sartine to Franklin, Adams and 
Lee. 
1779, May 2. Jones to Franklin. 
Exchange of: 

1776, Jan. 25?. Franklin. Committee 
report. 

1777 

Feb. 23. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Lord Stormont. 
Apr. 2. Same. 



Prioners — Continued 
1778 
June 16. Franklin to David Hartley. 
June. Franklin, Adams and Lee to 

Lord North. 
July 13. Franklin to David Hartley. 
Oct. 9. Hartley, David, to Franklin. 
20. Franklin to Felix Antoine 
Wybert, Joseph Lunt and 
Edward Mackellar. 
1781 
July 17. Franklin to William Hodg- 
son. 
Aug. 8. Same. 

Sept. 13. Franklin to James Lovell. 
Dec. Franklin to Edmund Burke. 
178^ 

Apr. 18. Castries to Franklin. 

18. List of American prisoners ex- 

changed. 
1784, Jan. 12. Franklin to Vergennes. 
French : 
1778, Nov. 16. Sartine to Franklin, 

Adams and Lee. 
Relief of American: 
1777, Dec. 11. Franklin to Sir Grey 

Cooper. 
1781 
Jan. 30. Franklin to John Hodgson. 
July 8. Franklin to William Hodg- 
son. 
Aug. 12. Franklin to Francis Coffyn. 

20. Franklin to John Jay. 
Nov. 7. Franklin to John Adams. 

19. Franklin to William Hodgson. 
Privateers. 

1777 
May 1 . Franklin to Thomas Gushing. 
June 12. Franklin to ? 

1777. Franklin and Deane to Grand. 

1778, Nov. 25. Sartine to Franklin. 
1781 

May 19. Franklin to John Adams. 
Oct. 18. Franklin to John Bonfield. 
25. Same. 
Privy Council. Committee for Planta- 
tion Affairs. 
1774, Jan. 10. Manduit, Israel. Peti- 
tion to. 
Prize money. 
1778 
Sept. 16. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

21. Same. 

1784, June 20. Castries to Franklin. 



INDEX 



303 



Prizes. 

177 S 
Jan. 17. Lee, Arthur, to John Paul 

Jonee. 
June 3. Jone.«, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Lee. 
20. Sartine to Franklin. 
Oct. 16. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 

1779, Dec. 22. Franklin to Count Bem- 

stoff. 

1780, Mar. 8. Bernstoff to Franklin. 
178Jf Franklin. Explanatory note of 

22d article of preliminaries 
of peace. 
Providence. Belief in a particular. 
17&6/, July 3. Franklin to Thomas 
Paine. 
Prussia. Treaty of Commerce with U. S. 
17S5, May 26. Franklin and Adams to 
Thulemeier. 
Pulaski, Casimir, Comte. 

1777, May 29. Franklin to George 

Washington. 
Puchelberg & Co. Nantes merchant)^. 
Same as Forsters, and Pu- 
chelberg & Co. (q. v). 
Pultney, William. Member of Parlia- 
ment, Great Britain, 
1778 
Feb. 24. Adam, John, to Derimple. 
Mar. 30. Franklin to. 
Putnam, . Phi/sician. 

1781, Sept. 13. Franklin to James 

Lovell. 
Quakers. See: Friends, 
ftuincy, Josiah. Braintree merchant. 

1779, Apr. 22. Franklin to. 
Ramsden, Thomas. 
1808 
Oct. 28. To Frances W. Boyd. 

29? Boyd, Frances W., to. 
Nov. 12. To Frances W. Boyd. 
Randal, Paul. 

1785, Mar. 7. Continental Congress. 

Resolve. 
Randolph, PMmnnd. Govr. of Virginia. 

1786, Dec. 31. Franklin to. 
"Ranger." U. <S'. ship of tear. 

1778, Aug. 10. Sartine to Franklin, 

Adams and Lee. 
Ratifications. Kxcliangcof. <Seev Defini- 
tive Treat V of Peace. 



Rayneval, Conrad Alexandre (u'-rartl 
<le. See: Gt^rard de Kayne- 
val. 
Redmond, Joseph. 

1781, Jan. 11. Franklin to M. Bertrand. 
Reed, Joseph. Lt. Vol. and Mdilanj Sec- 
retary to Washington; I^esi- 
dent of Pennsylvania. 
1775, Sept. 25. To Franklin. 

1779, Nov. 1. Franklin to. 

Reed, William. Capt. , American mirchatU- 
man ".Mary.'' 

1786, Nov. 19. Franklin to. 
Religion. 

17^'S!, Nov. 20. Franklin. Articles of 
belief and religion. 

17SS, June 6. Franklin to George White- 
field. 

1780, Oct. 9. Franklin to Richard Price. 
1786 f, July 3. Franklin to Thomas 

Paine. 
Retirement. 

1781, Apr. 12. Franklin to John Jay. 
Reynell, John. Philadelphia (Quaker 

merchant. 
1755, May 5. Friends in Philadelphia 

to Friends in London. 
1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 
to Daviil Barclay, jr., and 
others. 
Rhea, John. Philadelphia merchant. 
1769, June 5. Swift. Joseph, and others 
to David Barclay, jr., and 
others. 
Rhoads, Samuel. Member, Painsylcania 
Committee of Correspondence. 
1771 
Oct. 15. Pennsj Ivania, Legislature, 
Assembly. Resolve. 
16. Pennsylvania Committee of 
Correspondence to Frunk- 
Hn. 
177e 
Oot. \r>. Pennsylvania, Legislature, 
.Vsseinl>ly. Resolve. 
16. Pennsylvania Committee of 
Corresjwndence to Frank- 
lin. 
177S, Oct. 29. To Fninkiin. 
Rhoads, Ann (Mrs.) 

178' I, Dec. In. Franklin to. 
Rhoads, , "/ Phihidilphi'i. 

1787, Aug. 31. Franklin to Smith. 



304 



INDEX 



Rochambeau, Jean Baptiste Donatiende 
Yimeure, Comte de. Lt. 
Gen. and Commander in Chief, 
French Army in America. 
1783, Mar. 3. Segur to Vergennes. 

Bibot, . 

1777, Apr. 9. Franklin to. 
Bichards, P . Martinique merchant f 

1780, Mar. 15. Memorial to Congress. 
Richardson, Joseph. Member, Pennsyl- 
vania Committee of Corre- 
spondence. 

1764, Nov.l. Pennsylvania Committee 
of Correspondence to Rich- 
ard Jackson. 
1766 

May 8. Pennsylvania Committee of 
Correspondence to Jackson 
and Franklin. 
June 6. Same. 
Sept. 20. Same. 
1767, Oct. 17. Same. 
1769, Apr. 18. Pennsylvania, Legisla- 
ture. Assembly Committee 
to Jackson and Franklin. 
Ridley, Matthew. Maryland Agent in 
Euro})e. 

1781, Dec. Franklin to. 
1782 

Jan. 1-3. Franklin. Diary. 
June 25. Franklin to Robert Morris. 
Rion, D' Albert de. Formerly King's in- 
terpreter. 
1778, Dec. 9. Jones, John Paul, to 
Franklin and Adams. 
' ' Rising States." American privateer. 

1777, May 1. Franklin to Thomas Cush- 

ing. 
Rittenhouse, David. Treasurer of Penn- 
sylvania. 
1784, June 25. Franklin to. 
1786, Oct. 8. Franklin. Order to. 
Roberdeau, Daniel. Pennsylvania Dele- 
gate, Continental Congress; 
Brig. Gen. Penna. militia. 

1778, July 6. Franklin to. 
1786 

Jan. 1. Franklin to. 
Mar. 23. Same. 
Roberts, Hugh. Quaker. 

1755, May 5. Friends in Philadelphia 
to Friends in London. 



Robeson, . Capt., . 

1781 
Sept. 3. Franklin, William Temple, to. 

8. Same. 
Nov. 1. Same. 
Dec. 2. Same. 
Robinson, John. Commissioner of Cus- 
toms, Boston. 
1770, Mar. 23. Boston Committee to 
Earl of Rochford. 
Robinson, Thomas, Baron Grantham. 

See: Grantham. 
Robinson, Robert. Lt. of Marines, U.S. 
Nary. 
1779, July 28. Jones, John Paul, to 
Franklin. 

Robinson, . 

1815, Dec 28. Anonymous. Memoran- 
dum respecting Mr. Robin- 
son? 
Robson, . Capt. , British merchant f 



1770, Mar. 23. Boston Committee to 
Earl of Rochford. 

Rochel, . Capt., French merchant 

ship. 
1778, Feb. 15. LaRuellieretodeSartine. 
Rochford, William Henry Nassau de 
Zuylestein, Earl of. British 
Secretary of State for Southern 
Colonies. 
1770, ]\Iar. 23. Boston Committee to. 
Rockingham, Charles Watson- Went- 

worth. Marquis of. 
1780 

Apr. 23. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 

Franklin. 
May 12. Same. 

Rocquette, J . Amsterdammerchant. 

1781, June 21. Franklin to "J. Roc- 
quette & Elsevier & Frerea 
Roquettes." 
Roquettes, Freres. Amsterdammerchant. 

See: Rocquette J . 

Rodman, William. Member, Pennsylva- 
nia Committee of Correspond- 
ence. 
1767, Oct. 17. Pennsylvania Commit- 
tee of Correspondence to 
Jackson and Franklin. 
1771 
Oct. 15. Pennsylvania, Legislature, 
Assembly. Resolve. 



INDEX 



305 



Rodman— Continued 

mi 

Oct. 16. Pennsylvania, Committee of 
Corresj)on(ience to Franklin. 
1712 
Oct. 15. Pennsylvania, Legislature, 
Assemljly. Resolve. 
16. Pennsylvania, Committee of 
Correspondence to Franklin. 
Rodney, George Bridges. Adml. and 
Commander in chief, British 
Nai-y in West Indies. 
1780, Oct. 12. Anonymous to Franklin. 
Rome, George, of Rhode Island. 

Aug. 20. Bowler, Met calf, to Thomas 

Cushing. 
Gept. 18. Cushing, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 

Rollin, . 

[ ? ]. To Franklin. 
Rose, Thomas, (Jiiaker. 
175'), :\Iay 5. Friends in Philadelphia 
to Friends in London. 

Rosencrone, . Danish Minister of 

Foreign Affairs. 
1783, Apr. 15. Franklin to. 
Ross, Alexander. Major, 81st Foot andaid- 
de-camp to Comicallis. 
1782, June 10. Lafayette. Draft of dis- 
charge from parole. 
Ross, John. Member, Pennsylvania Com- 
m ittee of Correspondence. Sig- 
nature. 
1764, Nov, 1. Pennsylvania Committee 
of Correspondence to Rich- 
ard Jacke'on. 
1767, Oct. 17. Pennsylvania Commit- | 
tee of Correspondence to 
Jackson and Franklin. 
Ross, John. U. S. Commercial Agent at 
Nantes. 
1777, July 31. Franklin, Deane and 

Lee to William Lee. 
1777 f. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Gustavus Conyngham. 
1778 
Apr. 22. Franklin, Adams and Lee to. 
22?. Same. 
26. Franklin to. 
1779 
Aug. 8. Franklin. Certificate of Ac- 
count. 
Sept. 18. Anonymous to. 
15885—05 20 



Boss— Continued 

1781 
Aug. 31. Franklin to John Adams. 
Dec. 4. Morri.>^, Robert, to Franklin. 
1786, Jan. 29. Franklin to Andr6 Limo- 

zin. 
1788, Jan. 31. Franklin to the Com- 
missioners of the Treasury. 

Ross, . English physician. 

1784 
Jan. 28. Hartley, David, to Franklin. 
Mar. 11. Franklin tu Hartley. 

Roulhac, . French merchant. 

1778 

June 1. Franklin to ? 

7. Franklin to John Rutledge. 
Rousseau, Jean. iMndon merchant. 

1785, May 5. Franklin to. 
Roy & Freres. French merchants f 
17S6, Jan. 29. Franklin to Ferdinand 
Grand. 
Royal Society of London. Report to. 
1772, Aug. 21. Cavendish, Henry, and 
others. 
Royle, Henry. English artisan. 

1782, Jan. 4. Franklin to. 
Ruellan, . 

1785, July 25. Franklin to. 

1786, Mar. 9. Same. 

Rumsey, Nathan. Nantes merchant. 
1777, Mar. 25. Franklin to John D. 
Schweighauser. 
Rumsey, James. Inventor. 

1788, May 14. Franklin to Benjamin 

Vaughan. 

Russell, Franci.'j, Duke of Bedford. See: 
Bedford. 

Russels & Smith. Birmingham mer- 
chants f 

1787, Dec. 6. Franklin to Ferdinand 

Grand. 
Russia. 

1781, Apr. 7. Franklin to Fninci.x Dana. 

1782, Dec. 3. Adams, John, to Franklin. 
Ruston, Job, of Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania. 

1789, June 9. Franklin. Certificate. 
Ruston, John, of Maryland. 

1789, June 9. Franklin. Certificate. 
Ruston, Thoma.'*. Physician. 
1780, Oct. 9. Franklin to. 
1786, Mar. 12. Same. 
1789, June 9. Franklin. Certificate. 



306 



INDEX 



Rutledgfe, John. Gov., Soutli Carolina. 

1778, June 7. Franklin to. 
[ ? ]. Same. 

Sabatier, Fils & Desprez. Paris mer- 
chants. 
1781 
July 6. Franklin to Vergennee. 
10. Franklin to de Veimerange. 
Sabbatier & Co. See: Sabatier, Fils & 

Desprez. 
"Sadie Green." American privateer. 
1783, Sept. 7. Castries to Franklin. 

St. Armand, . Farmer General 

of France. 
1781, Nov. 17. Farmers General. State- 
ment of account with Frank- 
lin and Deane. 
St. Asaph, Jonathan Shipley, Bishop of. 
1773, June 14. Gushing, Thomas, to 
Franklin. 
St. Augustine. Project against. 

1779, Dec. 16 ?. Continental Congress to 

Franklin. 
St. Clair, Arthur. Maj. Gen., Contin- 
ental Army. 
1783, July 13. Boudinot, Elias, to 
Franklin, Adams and Jay. 

St. John, . 

1781 
Sept. 2. Franklin to. 
Sept. 21. Same. 
St. Mery, Med^ric Louis Elias Moreau 
de, of Cape Frangois Hispa- 
niola. 
1787, Dec. 11. Franklin to Barb^ Mar- 
bois. 
Saint TJrsin, Marie de. French physi- 
cian. 
1818, Feb. 28. To William Temple 
Franklin. 
Salary of U. S. Ministers. 
1778, Apr. 2. Lee, Arthur, to Secret 

Committee of Congress. 
1781 
June 11. Franklin to John Adams. 
Aug. 20. Franklin to John Jay. 
Oct. 4. Adams, John, to Franklin. 
Nov. 7. Franklin to John Adams. 
178^ 
Sept. 3. Franklin to Robert R. Living- 
ston. 
Oct. 14. Same. 
1785 
June 19. Franklin to John Barclay. 
20. Franklin. Account with U. S. 



Salary — Continued 
1785 

[ ? ] Barclay, John. Memo, respect- 
ing Franklin's claim to sal- 
ary. 
Salinas, Marquis de. Capt., Lima Cav- 
alry, Spanish army. 
1777 f La Balne, Magon de, to Ferdi- 
nand Grand. 
Salm-Kyrbourg, Frederic, Prince de. 

[ ? ] Franklin to. 
Samson. Capt., American merchantman. 
1781 f, Apr. 12 ?. Franklin to John Jay. 
San Domingo ( West Indies ) . Seizure of 
boat off. 
1783, Sept. 7. Castries to Franklin. 
Sansom, Philip. London merchant. 

1786, July 27. Franklin to ? 

27. Franklin to Francis Childs. 

Santoso, Carmine. 

1787, Oct. 14. Franklin to. 
Sargent, John, of Halstead, England. 

1769, June. Walpole, Sargent, Frank- 
lin and Wharton to Lords 
Commissioners of the Treas- 
ury. 
1786, May 15. Franklin to. 
Sartine, Antoine Raymond .lean Gual- 
bert Gabriel de. French 
Minister of Marine. 
1778 

Feb. 15. La Ruelliere, , to. 

June 3. To Franklin, Adams and 
Lee. 

5. Jones, John Paul, to Franklin, 

Adams, Lee and de Sartine. 

6. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 
8. Le Seurse, , to. 

8. To Franklin. 

19. Same. 

20. Same. 

July 11. Franklin, Adams and Lee 
to. 

14. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 

15. Same. 
18. Same. 

28. Chaumont, Donatien Le Roy 
de, to Franklin. 
Aug. 10. To Franklin, Adams and 
Lee. 
22. To Vergennes. 
Sept. 6. To Franklin, Adams and 
Lee. 
14. Jones, John Paul, to Franklin. 

16. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 



INDEX 



307 



Sartine — Con t i nued 
1178 

Sept. 21. Same. 

21. To Vergennes. 

Oct. 1. To Franklin, Adams and I.*>e. 
2. Sanu'. 

12. To Franklin. 

13. Jone.s to Franklin. 

It). To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 

19. Same. 

19. Jones to Franklin. 

22. Franklin, William Temple, to 

Jones. 

26. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 
Nov. 1. Jones to Franklin. 

5. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 

6. Same. 
12. Same. 

14. Same. 
16. Same. 

25. To Franklin. 
Dec. 1. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 

22. Same. 
11179 
Apr. 20. To Franklin. 

29. Franklin to. 
INIay 26. To Franklin. 
June 25. Same. 

27. Franklin to. 
Sept. 5. To Franklin. 
Nov. 6. Same. 

1780 
June 3. Same. 
4. Franklin, William Temple, to 
Jones. 
1784, Jan. 12. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Sarsfield, , Comte. 

1782, Oct. 19. Hartley, David, to Frank- 

lin. 
Savages. See: Indians. 

Savarit, . French merchanf. 

[ ? ] . Franklin to John Rutledge. 
Savill, Edward. Americo)i scamnn. 

J78J, Apr. 18. Prisoners. Exchange of. 
Savile, Sir George. Member of Parlia- 
ment. 
1780, Apr. 23. Yaughan, Benjamin, to 
Franklin. 
Saxony. Commerce with United States. 

1783, Mar. 9. deSchonfeld to Franklin. 
Sayre, Stephen. Former Secy, to Arthur 

Lee. 
1777 f, Oct.?. Franklin, Adams and Lee 
to. 



Sayre— Continued 
1779, Nov. 8. Franklin to Dumas. 

Schafier, . J A. Col., American 

militvi. 
1784, Jan. 15. Vergennes to F"rank- 
lin. 
Schneider, Chri.«tian, of Germanlown, 
I'lnnsijlrania. 
1781, July 18. Franklin to Rev. M. 
Auer. 

de SchOnfeld, . 

17S.i, Mar. 9. To Franklin. 
Schools, American, at Paris. 

1781, Dec. 7. Franklin to Guillaume 

Jaume. 
[ ? ]. ^Memorandum concerning. 
Schuyler, Philip John. Maj. Gen., Con- 
tinental Ann;/. 
1775, Aug. 17. Franklin to (ieorge 

Washington. 
1776 
Apr. 13. Franklin to John Hancock. 
May 10. Franklin, Chase and Car- 
roll to. 
Schweighauser, John D. Nantes mer- 
cltant; U. S. agent for sale of 
prizes in Brittany; V. S. com- 
mercial agent at Xantes. 
1777 
Jan. 28. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Thomas Morris. 
Mar. 25. I'ranklin to. 
1778 

May 25. Franklin, .Vdams and I>ee to 

Jonathan Williams. 
June 20. Sartine Ut PVanklin. 
July 18. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 

and Lee. 
Nov. 16. Same. 
1780 

Mar. 3. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin. 
July 15. To Franklin. 
Sept. 7. Same. 
1781 

Feh. 19. Franklin to. 
Mar. 19. Same. 

19. Franklin to John Barry. 
Apr. 21. Franklin to. 
May 5. Franklin to John Jay. 
June 26. Franklin to. 
Aug. 23. Same. 
1783 
Oct. 16. Castries to Vergennes. 



308 



INDEX 



Schweighauser — Continued 
1783 
Dec. ] 6. Barclay, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
Dec. Franklin. Notes on Thomas 
Barclay's letter. 
1784, Jan. 12. Franklin to Vergennes. 
1786, Nov. 16. Franklin to Willett. 
[ ? ]. Franklin to. 
Science. Speculations on advance of. 
1780, Feb. 8. Franklin to Joseph Priest- 
ley. 

Scrope, . English clergyman. 

1783, Oct. 11. Hartley, David, to Frank- 
lin. 
Scotosh. Son of Half King, Wyandot 
Nation. 
1786 
July 6. Franklin to Charles Thom- 
son. 

6. Franklin to John Jay. 

7. Franklin. Certificate. 
Seabury , Samuel. Bisliop of Connecticut. 

1786, May 30. Franklin to Granville 
Sharp. 
Seamen (American). 
1871 

Fel). 22. Franklin, William Temple, 

to Jonathan AVilliams, jr. 
Aug. 20. Franklin to John Jay. 

22. Franklin to Castries. 

23. Franklin to John D. Schweig- 

hauser. 
Searle, James. Pennsylvania agent to ne- 
gotiate a loan in Europe. 

1780, July 12. Huntington, Samuel. 

Extract of letter to Franklin. 
1781 
Jan. 27. Franklin to John Hay. 
Oct. 16. Same. 
Nov. 7. Franklin to John Adams. 

8. Franklin to John Laurens. 
23. Franklin to John Adams. 

Dec. 29. Franklin to Castries. 
S^g^r, Phillipe Henri, Marquis de. 
French Minister of War. 

1781, Dec. 8. Franklin to. 
1782 

Jan. 1-3. Franklin. Diary, 
Nov. 5. To Franklin. 
1783 
Mar. 3. To Vergennes. 

22. Vergennes to Franklin. 
Apr. 30. Same. 



Selby, John. American seamen from Bal- 
timore. 
1778, July 15. Sartine to Franklin, 
Adams and Lee. 
Selkirk, Helen Hamilton, Countess of 
1778, May 18. Jones, John Paul, to 
Franklin. 
Semeville, Comtesse de. 

1777, June 6. Franklin to. 
Senneville, . Major, and aide-de- 
camp to de Kalb ? 

1778, June 19. Sartine to Franklin. 
de Sequeville, . 

1785, June 17. Franklin to. 
"Serapis," H. M. ship of war. En- 
counter with the Bon Homme 
Richard. 

1780, Feb. 12. Jones, John Paul, to 

Franklin. 
Servants. Enlisting in America. 

1740, Dec. 24. Fazakerly, Nicholas. 
Opinion. 
Setell, Francois Antoine. Corporal, Com- 
pany de Cusse, Royal Artillery , 
French Army. 
1778, Memorial to Vergennes. See: Cas- 
sel, Jean Henry, and Frangois 
Antoine Setell. Memorial. 

Sevell, . Englishman. 

1766, Aug. 28. Baynton, Wharton & 
Morgan to Franklin. 
Sevier, John. Governor, Tennessee. 

1787, June 30. Franklin to. 
Shaffer, . American. 

1781, Sept. 9. Franklin, William Tem- 

ple, to. 
Sharp, Granville. Englishman. 
1786 
May 30. Franklin to. 
Nov. 24. Same. 

1788, May 15. Same. 

Sheaffe, Edward. Member, Committee, 
Massachusetts Assembly. 
1764, June 25. Massachusetts, Legis- 
lature. Committee of Assem- 
bly to Franklin. 
Sheafie, William. Deputy Collector of 
Customs, Boston. 
1770, Mar. 23. Boston Committee to 
Earl of Rochford. 
Shee, John. ^^Col.," of Philadelphia. 
1789 
Apr. 27. Franklin to Comte de Mous- 
tier. 



INDEX 



309 



Shee — Continued 
17S9 

Apr. 27. Franklin to 



Thomas. 



Shelburne, William Petty, Earl of. Brit- 
ish Secretary of Stute. 

1777, Oct. 8. Ingenhousz, John, t«. 

Franklin. 

1782 
Mar. 22. Franklin to. 
Apr. 18. Same. 
20. Digges, Thomas, to. 
28. To Franklin. 
May 10. Franklin to. 

26. Oswald, Richard. Memoran- 
dum of Lord Shelburne' s 
notes. 
June 26. Hartley, David to Franklin. 
26. Franklin to Richard Oswald. 

1785, Mar. 6. Laurens, Henry, to Frank- 

lin. 
[ ? ] . Notes of a s])eech. 
Shipley, Georgiana. 

1780, Oct. 8. Franklin to. 

1781, Dec. 15. Same. 
1781 f Same. 

Shipley, Jonathan. Bishop of St. Asaph, 
England. 

1782, June 10. Franklin to. 

1783, Mar. 17. Same. 

1786, Feb. 24. Same. 

Shippen, Edward. Prothonotary of Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania. 
1755, May 24. Franklin to. 
Shoemaker, Stephen. Member, Pennsyl- 
vania Committee of Cor- 
respondence. 
1772 
Oct. 15. Pennsylvania, Legislature, 
Assembly. Resolve. 
16. Pennsylvania Committee of 
Correspondence to Franklin. 
Short, James. Optician, London. 
1758, Sept. 16. Franklin to James 
Logan. 
Short, William, of Virginia. 

1784, Nov. 25. Jefferson, Thomas, to 

Franklin. 

Shreiber, Jacob, ('apt.. Engineers, Con- 
tinental Army. 
1781, Dec. 5. Morris, Robert, to Frank- 
lin. 

Sicily. U. S. commerce with. 

1778, Oct. 8. Naples, Ambassador ot. 

to Franklin, Adamsand Lee, 



Simond, Hankey & Son. London 
briykern. 
1797 
June 7. Franklin, William Tt-mple, to. 
8. To William Temple Franklin. 
Simpson, Thomas. lA., U. S. Xary. 
1778 
May 9. Jone,«, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Lee. 

16. Franklin, Adams and Lee to. 

17. Franklin, Adams and 1^«' to 

Jones. 
June .1 Jones to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
6. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
Aug. 15. Jones to Franklin, .\danis 
and Ix?e. 
1779 

Feb. 10. Franklin and Adams to 

Jones. 
July 4. Jones to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
Skinner, Cortland. Speaker, Xeir .Jersey 
House of Asxemhly. 
1775, Feb. 13. New Jersey, Legislature, 
Assembly. Petition to King. 
Slavery. 

1772, Aug. 22. Franklin to Anthony 

Benezet. 
1790, Mar. 28. Franklin to editor of the 
Federal Cta/.ette. 
Small, Alexander. Engli.'ihmau. 
1787 

Feb. 19. Franklin to. 
Sept. 28. Same. 
[ ? ]. On ventilation. 
Small, William. P^iiijlish physician. 

1771, Aug. 10. To Franklin. 
Smallpeese, Robert. .Imeriran prisoner. 
1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to William 
Hodgson. 
Smith, James. New )'i)rh phy.ticiau. 
1778 
Oct. 17. Vergennes to Franklin, 

Adams and Lee. 
Dec. 18. Vergennet* to Franklin. 
Smith, Ro])ert. Late architects, Phila- 
delphia. 

1786, Dec. l.'i. Franklin to Ann Kh(.a<ls. 

1787, Aug. .81. Franklin to Smith. 

Smith, . Capt., Maryland j/kt- 

chant vessel.'' 
1780, Oct. 20. Jones, John Paul, to 
Franklin. 



310 



INDEX 



-, of Philadelphia. 



Smith, - 

17S7, Aug. 31. Franklin to. 

Smith, . 

1778, Oct. 17. Vergennes to Franklin, 
Adams and Lee. 
Smith, "Wrig-ht & Grey, London f 
bankers. 

1787, Jan. 9. Franklin to William Blake. 

1788, Oct. 4. Franklin to William Caa- 

lon. 
Societies of which Franklin was a 
member. 
[ ? ]. Franklin. List of colleges and 
societies. 
Society 

[ ? ] . Anonymous. Reflexions poli- 
tiques. 

Sollier, . Paris banker. 

1777 f, July? Franklin and Deane to 
William Lee and Thomas 
Morris. 
Solomons, Haym. Philadelphia f broker. 
17 SS, May 27. Morris, Robert, to Frank- 
lin. 
Somnambule craze in Paris. 

1785, Apr. 29. Franklin to John Ingen- 
housz. 
Soubise, Charles de Rohan, Prince de. 
Marshal of France. 

1784, Jan. 30. Anonymous to Franklin. 
Soulavie, Jean Louis Giraud?, Abbe. 

French historian. 

1785f Franklin. List of persons rec- 
ommended for membership 
in the American Philosoph- 
ical Society. 
Spain. Treaty with U. S. 

1777 , Jan. 1. Continental Congress. 
Committee of Correspond- 
ence to Franklin. 

War with Great Britain : 

1777, Apr. 7. Franklin to Count d'Ar- 
anda. 

Attitude toward America: 

1781, Jan. 27. Franklin to William Car. 
michael. 

Affairs in: 

1785, Mar. 15. Carmichael, William to 

Franklin. 

Boundary with U.S.: 

1783, Apr. 4. Laurens, Henry, to Frank- 
lin. 

Finances : 

178^, Jan. 15-Fel). 4. Carmiehael, Wil- 
liam, to Franklin. 



Spelling. Reformed mode. 
1768, Sept. 26. Franklin. Scheme for 
a new alphabet. 
26. Franklin. Examples of writing. 
26. Stevenson, Mary, to Franklin. 
26. Franklin to Mary Stevenson. 
Sprague, John. Medical student. 
1773, Dec. 10. Cushing, Thomas, to 
Franklin. 
Stael, , Baron de. Swedish Ambas- 
sador to France. 
1783, July 30. To Franklin. 
Stamp Act. Opposition to: 

1764, June 24. Massachusetts, Legisla- 
ture. Committee of Assem- 
bly to Franklin. 
Repeal : 

1766, June 6. Pennsylvania Committee 
of Correspondence to Jack- 
son and Franklin. 
History of: 

1778, Mar 12. Franklin to . 

Staphorst, Nicholas & Jacob van. Am- 
sterdam merchants. 

1783, Dec. 8. Willink, Wilhelm & 

Jan; Nicholas &. Jacob van 
Staphorst and de la Lande & 
Bros, to Franklin. 

1784, Apr. 15. Same. 
Starbuck, Benjamin. 

1818, Apr. 11. To William Temple 
Franklin. 
Starbuck, Samuel. Welsh banker. 
1817 
July 14. To William Temple Franklin. 
18. Franklin, William Temjale, to. 
To William Temple Franklin. 
15. Same. 
Same. 



21. 

Aug. 

20. 

1818 

Jan. 

Feb. 

9. 

26. 



19. Same. 
2. Same. 

Same. 

Same. 



States, Governors of. 

1782, Feb. 9. Morris, Robert, to. 

Steinsky, . Prof, of physics at 

Prague. 
1781, Feb. 19. Franklin to PereBeccaria. 
1786, Mar. 6. Franklin to. 
Steuben, Frederick William Augustus 
Henry Ferdinand, Baron 
von. 
1777, Sept. 4. Franklin to George 
Washington. 



INDEX 



311 



Stevens, Samuel. English ropf maker. 
77<yi, Aug. 22. Franklin to Francis 
Coffyn. 
Stevenson, 3Iary. Daughteruj Margaret. 
See alw: Hewson, Mary. 
1760, May 16. Franklin to. 
1768, Sept. 28. Same. 
Stewart, Dugald. Scoti'h philosopher. 
17S.t, Aug. 8. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 
Franklin. 
Stickney, Benjamin Franklin. 

1786, Dec. 3. Franklin to Jane Mi'com. 
Stiles, Ezra. President, Yale College. 
1790 
Jan. 28. To Franklin, 
^lar. \). Franklin to. 

Stille, . 

1786, Sept. 25. Franklin to 

Peart^on. 
Stival & Son. Dunkirk merchants and 
U. S. agents for prizes. 
1777 f July?. Franklin and Deane to 
William Lee and Thomas 
Morris. 
Stokely, Thomas. Capt., Pennsylvania 
militia. 
1786, July 7. Franklin. Certificate. 
Stone or gravel. Treatment, remedies, 
etc. 
1781, Dec. 10. L'houmande, Jeudy de, 

to Franklin. 
1784 
Feb. 9. d'Aboville to Carter. 

13. LeCarpentiertoL'AbbeLaffon. 
June 15. Le Carpentier to Franklin. 
Sept. 6. Guianl to Franklin. 

12. Franklin to Guiard. 
Dec. 18. Guiard to Fonteneau. 
1785 
Jan. 18. Same. 
Feb. 15. Same. 
1788, Sept. 23. Franklin to George 

Morgan. 
[ ? ]. Adroyon? to Franklin. 
[ ? ]. Anonymousto Franklin. Ke- 

assurances. 
[ ? ]. Same. Memorandum. " line 

infusi(jn." 
[ ? ]. Same. Recipe. 
[ ? ]. Same. "Remede." 
[ ? ]. Guerin to Franklin. 
[ ? ]. Huger to Franklin. 
[ ? ]. Rollin to Franklin. 
[ ? ]. Vincent to Franklin. 



Storer, Anthony Morris. Secy., Britith 
Legation at Paris. 
1788, Mar. 6. Laurens*, Henry, to Frank- 
lin. 
Storey, .\lexander. Capt., Boston mer- 
rhant ship. 
1781 
Aug. 28. Franklin to (Jeorge Little 

and othePH. 
Sept. 2. Franklin to St. John. 
21. Franklin to John Hancock. 
Storey, William 
1778, June 14. Cuj^hing, Thomas, to 
Franklin. 
Stormont, David Murray, Viscount. 
British Envoi/ Extraordinary 
to France. 
1777 

Feb. 23. Franklin, Deane and Lee 

to. 
Apr. 2. Same. 
Apr. ? Same. 

1783, Mar. 17. Laurens, Henry, to 

Franklin. 
Stove. Franklin's inverting stove. 

1770.' Anonymous. Verses on. 
Strachey, Henry. British Commissioner 
for negotiating peace. 
1782. Nov. 24. Jay, John, to Frank- 
lin. 
Strah.an, Andrew. Kimj !< }iriiit,r ', limit 
Britain. 
1786, :\Iay 6. Franklin to. 
Strahan, William. Member of Parlia- 
ment, (ireat Britain; King's 
printtr. 
1775, July 5. Franklin to. 
1781, Dec. 4. Same. 

1784, Feb. 16. Same. 
Aug. 19. Same. 

1786, May 6. Franklin to Andrew 
Strahan. 

Stutz, . Capt. 

178'!, .Mar. tl. Franklin ti> Mi'm^ky. 
Sugar Islands. 

[ ? ]. Franklin. A thought con- 
cerning the Sugar Islands. 
Sullivan, John. Maj.-Gen., Continental 
Army; J*re^ident of Xew 
Hampshire. 
1778 f, Apr.'! Anonymous. Letter from 
a gentleman in America to 
his friend in France. 
178:, Mar. (1. Franklin to. 



312 



INDEX 



Sullivan, John. Lt., 4th Continental 
Dragoons. 

1783, July 13. Boudinot, Elias, to 
Franklin, Adams and Jay. 
Supplies. Contract system in U. S. : 

1782, Feb. 9. Morris, Robert, to Gov- 
ernors of the States. 

From France: 

1777, Oct. 7. Franklin, Deane and 
Lee. Extract of letter to 
Committee of Foreign Af- 
fairs. 

1780, Dec. 2. Franklin to Samuel Hun- 

tington. 
1781 
Mar. 11. Franklin to Gerard de 

Rayneval. 
Apr. 12? Franklin. Memorandum 

of clothing, arms, etc., sent 

to America. 
June 12. Franklin to Jean Durival. 
July 10. Franklin to Veimerange. 
Aug. 20. Franklin to John Jay. 
Sept. 20. Franklin to Veimerange. 

22. Franklin to Vergennes. 

Oct. 16. Franklin to William Jackson. 

20. Franklin to Veimerange. 
Nov. 5. Franklin to Robert Morris. 
Dec. 10. Franklin to Gerard de Ray- 
neval. 
178^, Sept. 25. Morris, Robert, to 

Franklin. 
From Holland: 

1781, June 10. Franklin to Vergennes. 
17. Vergennes to Franklin. 

July 6. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Sept. 4. Franklin to Jean de Neuf- 

ville & Son. 
Nov. 7. Franklin to John Adams. 
8. Franklin to John Laurens. 

23. Franklin to John Adams. 
26. Same. 

26. Franklin to Jean de Neufville 
& Son. 
Dec. 6. Franklin to John Adams. 

1782, June 25. Franklin to Robert 

Morris. 
Payment for: 
1781 

May 5. Franklin to John Jay. 
June 4. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Surgeons. French navy. 
1778, Sept. 16. Memorial. 



Suspension of hostilities. 

1782, Sept. 8. Washington, George, to 
Sir Guy Carleton, 

Swanwick, . 

1786, July 18. Franklin to Nathaniel 
Gorham. 
Sweden. Treaty of commerce with. 

1782, Apr. 24. Franklin to Count de 

Cruetz. 

1783, Aug. 15. Boudinot, Elias, to 

Franklin. 
Swift, Joseph, and others. Philadelphia 
merchants. 
1769, June 5. To David Barclay, jr., 
and others. 
Talbot, Silas. 
1781 

Aug. 20. Franklin to John Jay. 
Nov. 19. Franklin to William Hodg- 
son. 
Tariff. 

[ ? ]. Franklin. On tariff protection. 
Tarleton, Banastre. Lt. Col., British 
Army, and Commander of 
Tarleton' s Legion. 

1780, Oct. 31. Fitzpatrick, William, to 

Franklin. 

1781, May 5. Franklin to John Jay. 
Taxation. 

1764, June 25. Massachusetts, Legisla- 
ture. Committee of Assem- 
bly to Franklin. 

1773, Dec. 10. Gushing, Thomas, to 

Franklin. 

1774, May 21. Philadelphia Committee 

of Correspondence to Boston 
Committee. 

1775, July 31. Franklin. Amendment 

to observations of Congress 
on Lord North's proposals. 
Taxes in United States. 

1783, July 27. Franklin to Robert Mor- 
ris. 
Tea. Destruction at Boston: 
1773 
Dec. 10. Cushing, Thomas, to Frank- 
lin. 
21. Cushing, Thomas, Samuel 
Adams, John Hancock and 
William Phillips to Franklin. 
Consumption of, in U. S.: 
1779, Apr. 22. Franklin to Josiah 
Quincy. 



INDEX 



313 



Temple, Sir Jnhii. 
1781 
Jan. 20. Franklin to L. de Neufville. 
July 9. To Franklin. 
15. Franklin to. 
•lie,. To Franklin. 
Temple, John. British comnil-r/eneral in 
United S((t(es. 
n8r>, Isl-AT. 18. Hartley, David, to Frank- 
lin. 
Temple, William.s (William Temple 
Franklin ?). 
17SG, Apr. 10. deLavalletteto Franklin. 
Tennessee. »SVt'.- 

Franklin (State). 
Terre Blanca, Marquis de. Capt., Lima 
Arqitebusiers, Spanish Army. 
}777f. La Balne, Magon de, to Ferdi- 
nand Grand. 

Tessier, . Paris f ynerchant. 

1781 
Apr. 23. Franklin to Gourlade & 
Moylan. 
25. Franklin to John Hodgson. 
1787, Dec. 6. Franklin to Ferdinand 
Grand. 
Texier, . Surgeon, Pulaski's Le- 
gion, Continental Army. 
1782, June 26. Morris, Robert, to Frank- 
lin. 
Thacher, Oxenbridge. Member, Commit- 
tee, ^fassachusetts A.'tsembly. 
1764, June 25. Massachusetts, Legisla- 
ture. Committee of Assem- 
bly to Franklin. 
Thaxter, John. Private Secy, to John 
Adams. 
1781, Oct. 5. Franklin to John Adams. 
Theology. 

[ ? ]. Franklin. Memorandum of 
doctrines to be preached. 
Thevenard, Antoine Jean ^larie. Com- 
mandant of the Port of Ij' Ori- 
ent. 
1781, Feb. 22. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to Jonathan Williams, jr. 

1780 
June 13. To John Paul Jones. 
23. Jones to Franklin. 
23. Same. 

Thomas, , of Paris. 

1789 
Apr. 27. Franklin to ComtedeMous- 
tier. 



Thomas — Continued 

1789 

Apr. 27. Franklin to. 
Thomas, (ieorge. (iorernor, Pennsylvania. 
Dispute with Assembly. 
1740. Penn, Thomas, to Thomas Jack- 
son. 
Thompson, Thomas. See: Thomson. 
Thompson (Mrs.), of England. 

1777, Feb. 8. Franklin to. 
Thomson, Charles. Secretary, Conti- 
nental Congress. 
1774 
Oct. 26. To Franklin. 
Nov. 1. Same. 
1776, Nov. 25. Dunlap's Maryland (Ga- 
zette. 

1780, Nov. 22. Continental Congress to 

King Louis XVL 

1781, June 19. Huntington, Samuel, to 

Franklin. 

1782, Oct. 17. Continental Congress. 

Order. 

1783, Oct. 29. Continental Congress. 

Instructions to U. S. minis- 
ters. 

1784 
^lar. 28. Laurens, Henry, to Frank- 
lin. 
Apr. 7. Same. 
1785 
]Mar. 7. Continental Congress. Re- 
solve. 
May 10. Franklin to. 
Sept. 26. Same. 
1786 
Feb. 28. To Franklin. 
Mar. 4. Same. 
July 6. Franklin to. 
Aug. 25. To Franklin. 
1787 
Jan. 25. Franklin to. 
Fel). S. To Franklin. 
Dec. 6. Franklin to. 
[ ? ]. Anonymous. Memorandum of 
endorsement of Franklin's 
letter of 1788, Nov. 29. 
Thomson, Tlioma.>'. Capt., American 
privateer ' ' Rising States. ' ' 

1777 

May 1. Franklin to Thoma.-^ Cashing. 
Nov. 25. Franklin, Deane and Ix-e 

to Thonuis Thomson and 

Elisha Hinman. 



314 



INDEX 



Thornton, . Major. 

1777 

Dec. 11. Franklin. Instructions to. 
11. Franklin to Sir Grey Cooper. 
Thuillieres, Baron de Randerode de. 
CapL, Royal Deux Fonts f 
Regt., French Army. 

1777, June 11. Franklin to George 

Washington. 

Thulmeier, , Baron. Frussian 

minister to Holland. 
1785, May 26. Franklin and Adams to. 
Thun, Baron de. Minister Plenipotentiary 
of Wilrtemburg to France. 
1781 

July 17. Franklin to. 
18. Same. 
1783, July 7. To Franklin. 
Thurlow, Edward. Atty. Genl, Great 
Britain. 

1778, Feb. 24. Adam, John, to Mons. 

Derimple. 
Tides. 

1785, Apr. 29. Franklin to John Ingen- 
housz. 
Tingis, Elizabeth. 

1785, Feb. 19. Franklin to M. Michel. 
Toads found in stone. 

178.?, Apr. 6. Franklin. Memorandum. 
Tobacco. 
1777, Mar. 24. Franklin, Deane and 

Paulze. Tobacco contract. 
1785, July 18. Contee, B , to Frank- 
lin. 

[ ? ]. Franklin to ? 

[ ? ]. Commerce. State of American. 
Todd, Anthony. Secy., General Fost- 
office, London. 
1789, Apr. Franklin. Certificate. 

de Tolozan, . Mattredes Requctes, 

Marecliaux de France. 
1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to. 
Toussard, Louis. Lt. Col., retired. Conti- 
nental Army. 

1781, June 11. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Tovrers, Robert. Quartermaster, U. S. 

Navr/. 

1779, July 28. Jones, John Paul, to 

Franklin. 
Townshend, Thomas. Home Secretary, 
Great Britain. 

1782, July 5. Order for commission to 

Oswald. 
1782i Vaughan, Benjamin, to Frank- 
lin. 



Townsend, Thomas. 
1778, Feb. 24. Adam, John, to Mons. 
Derimple. 

Tracy, Nathaniel. Newburyport mer- 
chant. 

1781, Feb. 22. Franklin to John Adams. 
Trade. See: Commerce. 

Treaties with European nations. 
1783, Oct. 29. Continental Congress. 
Instructions to U. S. Minis- 
ters. 
Treaty. With Denmark: 

1783, June 7. Franklin to Walterstorff. 
With France: 

1778?, Feb. 6?. France. Treaty of 
friendship and alliance. 

1782, July 16. Continental Congress. 

Contract with France. 



1783 
Feb. 



25. 



France. Treaty for loan of 
six million livres. 
July 29. France. Treaty establish- 
ing status of consuls. 

With Germany: 

[ ? ]. Continental Congress. In- 
structions to Franklin. 

With Great Britain: See: Definitive 
treaty of peace. 

With Prussia: 

1785, May 26. Franklin to Adams and 
Thulemeier. 

With Sweden: 

1782, Apr. 24. Franklin to Count de 
Creutz. 
Trenton. Committee of. 

1776, Jan. 25?. Franklin. Committee 

report. 
Tricomie, Bishop of. France. 

1777, Apr. 22. Franklin to. 

Triol, Roux & Co. Marseilles merchants. 
1781, Apr. 12. Franklin to. 

Tronguoy, . Fresident of the 

Treasury of France. 

1785 
Jan. 15. Bordel, Maignol ? de, to. 
16. To Franklin. 
Trumbull, Jonathan. Govr., of Connecti- 
cut. 

1778, July 22. Franklin to. 
Trumbull, Jonathan. Arti.-it. 

1781, Aug. 8. Franklin to William 
Hodgson. 

1784, Feb. ;i Laurens, Henry, to Frank- 
lin. 



INDEX 



315 



Truxtun, Thomas. Capt., Ijondon packet. 
17So, July 4. Franklin to Rdward 

Bridgen. 
17S6, May 30. Franklin t<. Wallace, 
Johnson & Muir. 
Tucker, Samuel. Cnpt., U. S. frigate 
" Boston.'^ 
1778 
May 13. Verpennes io Franklin, 

Adam.s and Lee. 
1778. Cassel, Jean Henry, and Fran- 
f^ois Antoine Setell. Memo- 
rial to Vergennes. 
Turgot, Anne Robert Jacques. French 
statesman. 
1777, Apr. 2. Franklin to George Wash- 
ington. 
1781 
Apr. 25. Franklin to. 
May 1. Same. 
Tyler, John. 

1788, Aug. 18. Franklin to Samuel 

Garbet. 
Tyler, . 

1789, Nov. 16. Franklin to William 

Vaughan. 
Type. 
1781, ^lar. 2. Franklin to Fournier. 
Criticism of: 
1787, Oct. 14. Franklin to Giambattista 

Bodoni. 
Imperfections of font : 
1786 
Mar. 26. Franklin to Francis Childs. 
Apr. 22. Same. 
May 1. Same. 
Sale of: 

1786, Oct. 5. Franklin to William Alex- 

ander. 

1787, Jan. 15. Franklin to Francis 

Chil.ls. 
Furnished Virginia before the Revolu- 
tion : 
1789, Oct. 26. Franklin to William 
Alexander. 
Ugarte y Lianas, Thomas de. Capt., 
.S'/«t»/.s/( frigate " iV. S. de 
Loreto." 
1786 

Dec. 16. Franklin to. 
17. To Franklin. 
' ' Union. " British privateer. 
1779, Oct. 2. Denmark, King Christian 
VII. Order releasing the 
Betsey and Union. 



Union of colonies 

17.J4 
June 8 



July 10. 
1774 ' 
Mar. 21. 



Franklin. Siiort hints to- 
wards a scheme for uniting 
the northern colonies. 
Franklin. The Albany j»ian. 



IMiiladclphia Conunittee i>f 
Correspondence to Boston 
Cijmmittee. 
June 10. Anonymous. Extract of 
letter from Philadelphia. 
United States, Seal: 

1776, Aug. Franklin. Suggestion. 
Congress : 

1789, Apr. 27. Franklin to de Muustier. 
Urban, Sylvanus. hmdun author. 

1789, Oct. 20. Franklin to. 
Valpy, Richard. English schoolmaster. 
1816, Sept. 20. To William Temple 
Franklin. 
Van Berckel. Sre: Berckel. 
Vaughan, Benjamin. Politician; yfemher 
of Parliament, Great Britain. 
1776 

Dec. 29. To Franklin. 
Dec.?. Same. 
1779 
May 5. Franklin to. 
Nov. 9. Same. 
1779 f To Franklin. 
1780 
Jan. 27. To Francis Ma.seres. 
27. Maseres, Francis, to editor of 
Dr. Franklin's papers. 
Apr. 23. To Franklin. 
May 12. Same. 
1781, Nov. 22. Franklin to. 
178^, June 5-28. To Franklin. 
1783f. Same. 
178.} 
Jan. 19. Same. 
Aug. 8. Same. 
1784 
Feb. 27. Same. 
July 26. Franklin to. 
Sept. 7. Same. 
178') 
Mar. 18. Same. 
Apr. 21. Same. 
1786, July 31. Same. 
1788 
Feb. 12. Same. 
May 14. Same. 
17. Same. 



316 



INDEX 



Vaughan — Continued 
1188 

Aug. 18. Same. 
1189, Mar. 4. To Franklin. 
Vaughan, John. PJdludelphia merchant f 
1181 
Jan. 14. Franklin, William Temple, 

to. 
Feb. 25. Same. 
Mar. 29. Same. 
1186 
Jan. 29. Franklin to Andre Limozin. 
Sept. 2. Franklin to John Ingen- 
housz. 
1181, Jan. 9. Franklin to William 
Blake. 
Vaughan, Samuel. Metallurgist. 

11S6, Jan. 3. Franklin to John Jay. 
Vaughan, William. London merchant. 
1188 

Mar. 31. Franklin to Ferdinand 

Grand. 
May 15. Franklin to. 
Dec. 9. Same. 
1189 
May 31. Franklin to Joseph Priestley. 
Nov. 16. Franklin to. 
Vaughan, William. Director, Royal Ex- 
change Assurance Corpora- 
tion, London. 
1793, July 6. Morgan, William to. 

Veillard, . French youth. 

1781 
July 8. Franklin to William Hodg- 
son. 
Aug. 8. Same. 
Veimerange , Palteau, Chevalier de. Com- 
missaire du Guerre, France. 
1181 
June 17. Vergennes to Franklin. 
July 6. Franklin to Vergennes. 

10. Franklin to. 
Sept. 20. Same. 
Oct. 20. Same. 
Ventilation. 

[ ? ]. Small?, Alexander. On ven- 
tilation. 
Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de. 
French Minister of Foreign 
Affairs. 
1114, Sept. 26. To Franklin. 
1111, Dec. — . Franklin and Deane. 

Extracts of correspondence, 
1777. Jan. 14— Dec. 18. 



Vergennes — Continued 
1118 
May 13. Same. 

15. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 

23. To Franklin. 

July 6. Franklin. Memorandum re- 
lating to trade. 

6. To Franklin. 
Aug. 22. Same. 

22. Sartineto. 

Sept. 9. To Franklin, Adams and 
Lee. 
18. Necker, Jaques, to. 

24. To Franklin, Adams and Lee. 

25. Same. 
27. Same. 

27. Sartine to. 
Oct. 17. To Franklin, Adams and 
Lee. 
21. Same. 

30. Same. 
Dec. 18. Same. 

1118. Cassel, Jean Henry, and Fran- 
cois Antoine Setell. Memo- 
rial to. 
1119 
Feb. 14. Franklin to. 

29. Same. 
Mar. 17. Same. 
1179 f Lafayette to Franklin. 
1180 
Sept. 4. To Franklin. 

7. Franklin to. 
20. Same. 

Nov. 26. To Franklin. 
1781 
Feb. 13. Franklin to. 
Mar. 6. Same. 
June 4. Same. 

8. To Franklin. 

10. Franklin to. 
17. To Franklin, 
27. Franklin to. 

July 6. Same. 

11. Same. 

27. Franklin, William Temple, to 
William Carmichael. 
Aug. 20. Franklin to John Jay. 

23. To Franklin. 

24. Franklin to WiUiam Car- 

michael. 

31. Franklin to John Adams. 
Sept. 4. Franklin to John Jay. 
Oct. 5. Franklin to John Adams. 



INDEX 



317 



Vergennes — Conti n ued 

Oct. 16. Franklin to John Jay. 

22. To Franklin. 
Nov. 20. Franklin to. 
Dec. 10. Same. 

10. Franklin to Gerard de Rayne- 

val. 

21. To Franklin. 
27. Franklin to. 
31. To Franklin. 

Dec. Franklin to. 
1782 
Jan. 1-3. Franklin. Diary. 

18. To Franklin. 
Feb. 20. Same. 
Apr. 18. Same. 
18. Franklin to. 

23. To Franklin. 

23. Blome, Baron de, to. 
June 21. Lafayette to Franklin. 

22. Grenville, Thomas, to Franklin. 
July 6. To Franklin. 

16. Continental Congress. Con- 
tract with France. 
Sept. ?. Lafayette. Memorandum. 
Nov. 6. Franklin to. 

8. Same. 
Dec. 30. Same. 

30. To Franklin. 

1783 
Jan. 25. Franklin to. 
Feb. 2. To Franklin. 

25. France. Treaty with U. S. for 
loan. 
Mar. 3. Segur to. 

22. To Franklin. 
Apr. 30. Same. 

June 28. Franklin and Jay to. 
July 3. To Franklin. 

4. Franklin to. 

5. To Franklin. 
18. Same. 

29. France. Treaty with U. S., es- 
tablishing status of consuls. 
Oct. 16. Castries to. 

24. To Franklin. 
Nov. 13. Chardon to. 
Dec. 3. To Franklin. 

6. Franklin to. 

11. ToFrankUn. 
1783. Franklin to. 
1784 

Jan. 12. Same. 



Verg-ennes — Continued 
17S4 
Jan. l"i. To Franklin. 

17. Franklin to. 
Sept. 28. Same. 
1785 
Apr. 28. To Franklin. 
May 1. Franklin to. 
22. To Franklin. 

1787, Apr. 22. Franklin to Feniinand 

Grand. 
[ ? ]. I^afayette to Franklin. 
Vergennes, I^ouis, Comte de. 

1784, Dec. 1. To Franklin. 
Vernon, . 

1788, June 7. Franklin to John Boml- 

field. 
Vessels. Propulsion of. 

[ ? ]. Anonymou.«. Memorandum 
of i)a tent granted Count Bat- 
thyanyi. 

Villemont, de, . Officer, Regiment 

de Metz, Ruyal Artillen. 
French Arvty. 
[ ? ]. Bezont to Franklin. 
Villesboisnet, Espivent. Xantes mer- 
chant f 
1779, May 5. Franklin to Benjamin 
Yaughan. 

Vincent, . 

[ ? ]. To Franklin. 
Viny, Thomas, vf Kent, England. 

1779, May 4. Franklin to. 
Virginia bonds. 

1781, Oct. 31. Franklin to Penet. 

Vochez, J . 

1800 

July 19. To Lauren^on. 

19. To Dupnnt. 

Wales, Ephraim. American prisoner. 
1781, Nov. 19. Franklin to William 
Hodgson. 
Wales, Samuel. Capl., Boston merchant 
sh ip. 
1781 
Aug. 28. Franklin to George Little 

and othei-s. 
Sept. 2. Franklin to St. John. 
21. Franklin to John Hancock. 
Walker, John. Eiiglixh le.ncogra}iher. 

1789, May 31. Franklin to Richard 

Price. 
Walkier, . BrHMels electrician. 

1780, May 3. Ingenhousz, John, to 

Franklin. 



318 



INDEX 



Wallace, Johnson & Muir. London 
hcmkerxf 
17S'>, May 30. Franklin to. 
Walpole grant. 
1769, June. Walpole, Sargent, Franklin 
and Wharton to Lords Com- 
missioners of the Treasury. 
Walpole, Thomas. London hanker; 
Member of Parliament, Great 
Britain. 
1769, June. Walpole, Sargent, Franklin 
and AVharton. Memorial to 
Lords Commissioners of the 
Treasury. 
1774 f, Jan. 24. To Franklin. 
[ ? ]. FrankHn to. 
Walter, John. Founder and proprietor 
of the London ' ' Times. ' ' 
1784, Apr. 17. Franklin to. 
1789, July 18. To Franklin. 
Walterstorff, . Danish Commis- 
sioner to negotiate with Frank- 
lin. 

1783, June 7. Franklin to. 

1784, Sept. 2. Same. 

1785, July 21. Franklin to John Paul 

Jones. 
Warder, Jeremiah. Philadelphia mer- 
chant. 

1769, Jnne 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 

to David Barclay, jr., and 
others. 

Warder, Dearman & Co. London mer- 
chants ? 
1787, Dec. 6. Franklin to Ferdinand 
Grand. 

Warren, Joseph. Member, Boston Com- 
mittee; Prest. , Massachusetts 
Provincial Congress. 

1770, Mar. 23. Boston Committee to 

Earl of Rochford. 
1775, Apr. 26. To Franklin. 
Warren, John. Capt. , A merican privateer 
"Lion." 
1778, May 15. Vergennes to Franklin, 
Adams and Lee. 
Warren, Winslow. 

1781, Aug. 13. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to. 
Washington, George. Genl., and Com- 
mander in chief, Continental 
Army. 
1775 

Aug. 17. Franklin to. 



Washington — Continued 
1775 
Sept. 25. Reed, Joseph, to Frank- 
lin. 

1776, Sept. 15. Deane, Silas, to. 
1777 

Mar. 29. Franklin to. 

Apr. 2. Franklin to. 

May 29. Same. 

June 11. Franklin to. 

Aug. 24. Same. 

Aug. Franklin, Deane and Lee to. 

Sept. 3. Franklin to. 

10. Same. 

11. Same. 

1777. Same. 
1778 

Mar. 2. Same. 

Apr.?. Anonymous. Letter from a 
gentleman in America to his 
friend in France. 
1779, Dec. 16 ? Continental Congress to 

Franklin. 
1780 

Mar. 5. Franklin to. 

19. Same. 
1781 

May 6. Same. 

June 4. Franklin to Vergennes. 
Oct. 20. Extract from General Orders. 
Nov. 26. Franklin to John Adams. 
1782 
Apr. 2. Franklin to. 

8. Same. 
June 11. Lafayette to Franklin. 
Sep. 8. To Sir Guy Carleton. 

12. Carleton, Sir Guy, to. 
Nov. 20. To Franklin. 

'1783 

Apr. 23. Same. 
May 10. Franklin to. 
July 13. Boudinot, Elias, to Frank- 
lin, Adams and Jay. 
27. Franklin to Robert Morris. 
1785 
Sept. 20. Franklin to. 

20. Franklin, William Temple, to. 

25. To Franklin. 

26. To William Temple Franklin. 
1786, Nov. 21. Franklin to John Jay. 
1787 

May 24. Franklin to Sir Edward 

Newenham. 
May? Franklin to ? 



im)Ex 



319 



Washington — Continued 

1758, Oct. 24. Franklin to Thomas Jef- 

ferson. 

1759, Sept. 16. Franklin to. 
Waterhouse, Benjanun. Medical Mudent 

<t( Lei/dfit. 
176-1 

Jan. 18. Franklin to. 
Nov. 7. Franklin to John .\(lains. 
Watson-Wentworth, Charle.s, Marquis 
of Rockingham. See: Rock- 
inpham. 
Watson & Cossoul. 

176' 1, Dec. 2. Franklin to. 
Wayne, Anthony. 
17i^ti, Jnne 4. Franklin to. 
1789, Sept. 16. Franklin to James 
Logan. 
Webb, Benjamin. 
1784 
Apr. 22. Franklin to. 
:\Iay 18. To Franklin. 
Webb, Daniel. Brig. Gen., British Army 
in America. 
1756, Dec. 15. Bouquet, Henry, to Lt. 
Govr. William Denny. 
Webster, Noah. Philologist. 
1786, July 9. Franklin to. 
1789, Dec. 26. Same. 
Webster, Pelatiah. Political economist. 

1786, Oct. 10. Franklin to Charles 

Webster. 
Wedderburne, Alexander. Attn. Genl., 
Great Britain. 

1780, Apr. 2.3. Vaughan, Benjamin, to 

Franklin. 
Wedgwood, Josiah. English potter. 

1787, ^lay lo. Franklin to. 
Weems, . Eimcofjal postulant. 

1784, July 18. Franklin to Messrs. 
Weems & Gant. 
Wells, Richard. Director, Philadelphia 
Piddic Library. 
1789 
Aug. 29. To Franklin. 
29. Franklin to. 

Wendorp, D. , and Thomas Hope 

Heyliger. Amsterdam f 

merchants. 

1781, June 8. Franklin to. 
Wentworth, Paul. New Hampshire Agent 

in Great Britain. 
1774, Oct. 26. Continental Congre.«s. 
Petition to the King. 



West, William. Philadelphia merchant. 
1769, June 5. Swift, Joseph, and others 
to Davifl Barclay, jr., ami 
others. 

I West, , of Philadelphia. 

1780, Oct. 20. Jones, John Paul, to 

Franklin. 

Westcote, William Henry Lyttelton, 

Baron. One of Comtnission- 

er.* of Treasury, Great Britain. 

1778, Feb. 24. Adam, John, to De- 

rimple. 

West Indies. Trade with V. S. See: 

Commerce. 
Whale fisheries ( English) . 
1778 
Nov. 6. Sartine to Franklin, Adams 
and Lee. 
14. Same. 
Wharton, Samuel. Merchant, London, 
X'lntis iitid Pliiladelphitt. 
1766, Aug. 28. Baynton, Wharton ct 

Morgan to Franklin. 
1769, June. Walpole, Sargent, Frank- 
lin and Wharton. Memorial 
to Lords Commissioners of 
the Treasury. 
1780 
June 26. Wharton, Samuel, and 

others to Franklin. 
Dec. 9. Franklin to John Paul Jones. 
1781 
Jan. 13. Franklin to Francis Coffyn. 
Mar. 23. Same. 
Aug. 12. Same. 
Oct. 2. Franklin to John Ingenhousz. 

1785, Apr. 29. Same. 

1786, Sept. 2. Same. 
Whately, George. 

1785, May 2:-5. Franklin to. 
Wheelock, John. Prest., Darimonth 
College. 
178-2, Nov. 20. Washington to Franklin. 



Wheelock, 



(Mr.) 



1785, Mar. 14. Dumas, Charles William 

Frederick, to Franklin. 

Whipple, William. Xeir ILimpshire Dele- 
gate, Continental Congress. 
1777, May 9. Morris, I^e, Whipple 
and Livingston to Franklin, 
Deane and I^ee. 

Whital, . Philadelphia f merchant. 

1786, May lo. Franklin to John Jay. 



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INDEX 



White, Thomas. 

1781, Feb. 14. Franklin to Buyck. 
Whitefield, George. Clergyman. 

1753, June (3. Franklin to. 
Wickes, Lambert. CapL, U. S. S. "Re- 
prhal.'" 
1777 
Feb. 23. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 

Lord Stormont. 
July?. Franklin and Deane to Wil- 
liam Lee and Thomas Mor- 
ris. 
[ ? ]. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
Jonathan Williams, jr. 
Wight, Thomas, jr. 

1786, Nov. 25. Franklin to. 
Wilcke, Johan Carl. Prest., Royal 
Academy of Science, Sweden. 
1788, May 7. Franklin to. 
Wilkes, John. Member of Parliament, 
Great Britain. 
1786, Sept. 21. Franklin to. 
Will. 

1788, July 17. Franklin. Last will and 
testament. 

Willett, . Capt., London packet? 

1786 
May 30. Franklin to Wallace, John- 
son & Muir. 
Nov. 16. Franklin to. 
Williams, Henry. 

1817, June 30. Maraise, Frederic S. de, 

to William Temple Franklin. 

Williams, John. Boston merchant. 

1784, Sept. 26. Vergennes to Franklin. 

1786, Sept. 2. Franklin to John Ingen- 

housz. 
1788, Feb. 12. Franklin to Charles 
Vaughan. 
May 24. Franklin to Ingenhousz. 
Williams, Jonathan, jr. Merchant; Sec- 
retary to Franklin; U. S. com- 
mercial agent at Nantes. 
1776, Feb. 13. New Jersey. Legisla- 
ture, Assembly. Petition to 
King. 
1778 
Jan. 10. Frartklin, Deane and Lee to. 
16. Franklin, Deane and Lee to 
John Paul Jones. 
Feb. — . Franklin, Deane, and Lee 

to. 
Apr. 6. Franklin to Ferdinand 
Grand. 



Williams — Continued 
1778 

May 25. Franklin, Adams and Lee 
to. 
1778 f Franklin to Joseph Priestley. 
1779, Mar. 13. Franklin to Arthur Lee. 
1780 
Mar. 3. Jones, John Paul, to Frank- 
lin. 
June 26. Wharton, Samuel, and oth- 
ers to. 
Sept. 20. Grand, Ferdinand. Esti- 
mate of funds. 
1781 
Jan. 24. Franklin, William Temple, 

to. 
Feb. 13. Franklin to Jacques Necker. 
14. Franklin to Gourlade & Moy- 
lan. 

19. Franklin to. 

20. Franklin, William Temple, to. 

22. Same. 
24. Same. 

28. Same. 

Mar. 8. Franklin to. 

8. Franklin to Gourlade & Moy- 
lan. 
31. Franklin, William Temple, 
to. 
Apr. 16. Same. 

23. Franklin to Gourlade & Moy- 

lan. 
May 21. Same. 
June 8. Franklin, William Temple, 

to. 
July 26. Same. 
Aug. 4. Same. 
8. Same. 

24. Same. 

Nov. 19. Franklin to. 

22. Franklin to Isaac Gouverneur 

and Samuel Curson. 
Dec. 19. FrankUn, William Temple, 

to. 

29. Same. 
1784 

Sept. 26. Vergennes to Franklin. 
28. Franklin to Vergennes. 
1785 
Jan. 19. Franklin to. 
Apr. 13. Same. 
May 1. Same. 

1. Franklin to Vergennes. 
June 27. To Franklin. 



INDEX 



321 



Williams — Continued 
1785 

July 4. Franklin to Edward Bridgen. 
1785 f. To Castries. 
17S6 
Jan. 27. Franklin to. 
Feb. 12. Same. 

16. Same. 
Mar. 20. Same. 
Apr. 9. Same. 

Sept. 2. Franklin to John Ingen- 
honsz. 
4. Franklin to. 

1788, Apr. 8. Same. 

1789, Oct. 19. Same. 

[ ? ]. A critical review. 
[ ? ]. To Franklin. 
[ ? ]. Franklin, Deane and Lee to. 
[ ? ]. Franklin. Requests. 
Williams, Otlio Holland. Col, 6th 
Maryland Infantry, Continen- 
tal Army. 
17S0, Oct. 12. Anonymous to Frank- 
lin. 
Williams, William. 

1781, .lune 7. Franklin to Mallet. 
Willink, Wilhelm & Jan. Amsterdam 
merchants. 

1783, Dec. 8. Willink, Wilhelm & Jan; 

Nicholas & Jacob Van Stap- 
horst and de Lande & Bros, 
to Franklin. 

1784, Apr. 15. Same. 
Wilson, Benjamin. Painter. 

1777 
Sept. 15. Ingenhousz, John, to 

Franklin. 
Oct. 3. Same. 
Wilson, James. Pennsylvania Delegate to 
Constitutional Convention. 
1787, Dec. 31. Franklin to Edmund 
Randolph. 

Wilson, . Physician, of St. Kitts. 

1780, Oct. 20. Jones, John Paul, to 
Franklin. 
Wine, Riot in Philadelphia over. 

1769, Apr. 18. Pennsylvania, Legislature. 
Assembly Committee to 
Jackson and Franklin. 
Winslow, Joshua. Boston merchant. 
1773 
Dec. 10. Gushing, Thomas, to Frank- 
Hn. 
15885—05 21 



Winslow — Continued 
1773 

Dec. 21. Cushing, Thonia«, Samuel 
Adams, John Hancock and 
William I'hillips to Frank- 
lin. 
Winslow, Warren. 

1781, Nov. 1. Franklin, William Tem- 
ple, to. 
Winthrop, John. Member, Mass. Council; 
physicist. 
1772, Dec. 2. Franklin to Thomas 

Cushing. 
1773 
July 25. Franklin to. 
Dec. 31. To Franklin. 
1777, May 1. Franklin to. 
Witherspoon, John. AVh' Jersey Dele- 
gate, Continental VongrexK. 
1777, Jan. 1. Continental Congress. 
Committee of Correspond- 
ence to Franklin. 
1781 

Sept. 11. Franklin to. 

13. Franklin, William Temple, to. 
Nov. 19. Franklin to. 
Witherspoon, John, jr. Surgron, letter 
of marf/ne "De Graaf." 
1781 

Aug. 8. Franklin to William Hodg- 
son. 
Sept. 11. Franklin to John Wither- 
spoon. 
13. Franklin to James Lovell. 
Nov. 5. Same. 

19. Franklin to WilHam Hodgson. 
19. Franklin to John Witherspoon. 

Woedtke, A M . Lietd., . 

1781, Apr. 13. Franklin to. 
Woedtke, Frederick William, Baron <le. 
Late Brig. Ge»., Coiitiiienl<il 
Army. 
1781, Apr. 13. Franklin to A. M. 
Woedtke. 
Women. 

1781, Sept. 9. Anonymous, f^xtrait 
du Journal de Paris. 
Woodmason, James. London merchaid. 
1781 
May 14. Franklin, William Temple, 

to. 
July 17. Same. 
Oct. 5. Same. 



322 



INDEX 



Woods, John. Capt., Tennessee militia. 
1787 

June 30. Franklin to the Old Chief. 
'- 30. Franklin to John Sevier. 

Woolford, , Mrs. 

1781 
Aug. 23. Franklin, William Temple, 

to. 
Oct. 5. Same. 
Works. Republication of "pieces." See 
also: Willim Temple Frank- 
lin's correspondence. 
1789, Feb. 9. Franklin to editor of 
Massachusetts Magazine. 
Woulton, John. Quartermaster, U. S. 
Navy. 
1779, July 28. Jones, John Paul, to 
Franklin. 
Wright, John. London hanker. 
1788 
Mar. 31. Franklin to. 

31. Franklin to Ferdinand Grand. 
Apr. 23. Franklin to. 
Aug. 18. Franklin to Benjamin 

Vaughan. 
Oct. 22. Franklin to. 
Wright, Patience. Modeller in wax. 

1779, May 4. Franklin to. 
Wyandot Nation. Embassy to Congress. 
1786 
July 6. Franklin to Charles Thomson. 
6. Franklin to John Jay. 
Wyhert, Felix Antoine. JA. Col., Con- 
tinental Army and prisoner at 
Forton. 
1778, Oct. 20. Franklin to Antoine 
Felix Wybert, Joseph Lunt 
and Edward Mackellar. 
Wyoming, Connecticut settlers in 
1786, Oct. 10. Frankhn to Charles 
Pettit. 



Wyoming — Continued 

1787 

Apr. 4. Franklin to Lord Butler. 
14. Franklin to Samuel Hunting- 
ton. 

Wyld, . English manufacturerf 

1782, Jan. 1-3. Franklin. Diary. 
Wythe, George. Virginia Delegate, Con- 
tinental Congress. 
1775, July 21. Franklin. Articles of 
Confederation. 
W3rvill, Christopher. Parliamentary re- 
form advocate. Great Britain. 
1785, June 17. To Franklin. 
Yarmouth [England]. Description of. 
i7;s'6,July22-Oct. 11. Franklin. Jour- 
nal of voyage. 
Young, William. Member, Georgia. House 
of Assembly. 
Mar. 14. Young, William, and others 
to Franklin. 
Yorktown. Surrender at. 
1781 
Oct. 20. Washington, George. Ex- 
tract of General Orders. 
Nov. 20. Franklin to Vergennes. 
26. Franklin to John Adams. 
Zantzinger, Adam, of Philadelphia. 
1787 

Nov. 20. Franklin to Ferdinand 

Grand. 
Dec. 6. Same. 
1788, June 7. Same. 
Zinner, Jean. Austrian historian. 
1783 

Sept. 23. To Franklin. 
23. Memorial to Congress. 
Zuylestein, William Henry Nassau de, 
Earl of Rochford. See: 
Rochford. 



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